courtesy of gasolinealleyantiques.comJoe spent 9 seasons in the Majors as a catcher with Pittsburgh from 1939-1941, and 1943 to 1948 with the St. Louis Browns. He was a coach with the Browns in 1949 after his playing time was done.
courtesy of seattlepilots.comJoe did alot of managing in the minors. He was with the Wichita Indians in 1950 and 51, the Tulsa Oilers from 1952 to 1954. He then spent 1955 with the Nashville Volunteers. In 1956 and 57 he was the skipper for the San Antonio Missions. 1958 saw Joe work with the York White Roses. From there Joe was with the Omaha Cardinals in 1959, and the Memphis Chickasaws in 1960. In 1961 Joe moved to AAA with the San Juan/Charleston Marlins, and he would take over the Atlanta Crackers in 1962.
courtesy of ebay.comJoe would finally move to the majors in 1963, becoming the third base coach for the the St. Louis Cardinals. He would hold that position until the end of the 1968 season. In 1969 Joe would become the one and only regular season manager for the Seattle Pilots. He would be replaced in Seattle by Dave Bristol, but the team would move to Milwaukee at the start of the season.
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If you have this card, I need one please!1970 would see Joe take on the job of third base coach for the Kansas City Royals. From 1971 to 1976, Joe would be the third base coach this time with the Detroit Tigers. In 1973, Joe would replace Billy Martin as manager in August after Billy as fired for publicly ordering pitchers to bean other players. Joe would retire from baseball after 1976.
courtesy of seattlepi.comAs a minor league manager, Joe compiled a record of 1010-975, and in the majors he was 78-112. Joe passed away on January 10, 1996 at the age of 77. He is at rest in the Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum in St. Louis, Missouri.
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