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Lefty O'Doul

Inducted as a manager and player

Position: Pitcher & Outfielder/First Baseman
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Bats: Left
Throws: Left
Born: March 4, 1897 in San Francisco, CA
Died: December 7, 1962 in San Francisco, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • San Francisco Seals (1917-21; 1927; 1935-40; 1944-45)
  • Salt Lake Bees (1924-25)
  • Hollywood Stars (1926)
  • Vancouver Mounties (1956)

Notes: Has the most wins by a manager in PCL history...Was the league's first recipient of the PCL MVP award in 1927...Won two PCL Championships as a manager (1935 and 1946)...In 1925, O'Doul led the PCL in hits and triples... Recorded a PCL-best 278 hits and 164 runs in 1927...Played in 970 Major League games from 1919 to 1934...Finished second in the MVP voting for the Major Leagues in 1929...Named a National League All-Star in 1933.

PCL Hitting Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1917 San Francisco P 3 2 0 0 0 0 0       0 .000
1918 San Francisco P/OF 49 120 9 24 3 0 1       2 .200
1921 San Francisco P 74 136 24 46 7 2 5 23     2 .338
1924 Salt Lake OF/P 140 416 84 163 31 4 11 101     11 .392
1925 Salt Lake OF 198 825 185 309 63 17 24 191     12 .375
1926 Hollywood OF 180 659 88 223 29 3 20 116     10 .338
1927 San Francisco OF 189 736 164 278 43 4 33 158     40 .378
1935 San Francisco OF/P 68 134 23 36 2 1 2 25     3 .269
1936 San Francisco 1B 54 53 5 12 2 2 0 8     0 .226
1937 San Francisco 1B/P 44 44 7 17 6 0 0 13     0 .386
1938 San Francisco 1B/OF/P 30 27 6 7 1 0 3 6     0 .259
1939 San Francisco OF/P 25 35 6 14 1 0 0 2     3 .400
1940 San Francisco P 14 13   14 2 0 0 2     0 .154
1944 San Francisco PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 .000
1945 San Francisco PH 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0     0 .000
1946 Vancouver PH 1 1 1 1 0 1 0 0     0 1.000
Totals (16 seasons) 1,071 3,203 602 1,132 188 34 99 645     83 .353

PCL Pitching Career Statistics

Year Team G GS CG SHO SV W L IP H R ER K BB ERA
1917 San Francisco 3 0 0 0   0 0 8.0 10 6 6 4 6 6.75
1918 San Francisco 27 21 17 5   12 8 185.0 149 69 54 62 67 2.63
1921 San Francisco 47     6   25 9 312.0 314 126 83 97 92 2.39
1924 Salt Lake 24   8 0   7 9 128.0 205 116 93 39 56 6.54
1927 San Francisco 2   1 1   1 0 11.0 8 5 3 4 1 2.45
1935 San Francisco 2   0 0   0 0 4.0 4 2 2 1 2 4.50
1937 San Francisco 6 0 0 0 0 0 0 8.0 5 0 0 2 1 0.00
1938 San Francisco 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0.00
1939 San Francisco 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 2.0 7 5 4 0 0 18.00
1940 San Francisco 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 3.2 5 2 1 0 4 2.45
Totals (10 seasons) 117 21 26 12 0 45 26 662.2 708 331 246 209 229 3.34

PCL Managerial Career

Year Team W L Pct. Finish
1935 San Francisco 103 70 .595 1st, PCL Champions
1936 San Francisco 83 93 .472 7th
1937 San Francisco 98 80 .551 2nd
1938 San Francisco 93 85 .522 4th
1939 San Francisco 97 78 .554 2nd
1940 San Francisco 81 97 .455 7th
1941 San Francisco 81 95 .460 T-5th
1942 San Francisco 88 90 .494 5th
1943 San Francisco 89 66 .574 2nd
1944 San Francisco 86 83 .509 T-3rd
1945 San Francisco 96 87 .525 4th
1946 San Francisco 115 68 .628 1st, PCL Champions
1947 San Francisco 105 82 .561 2nd
1948 San Francisco 112 76 .596 2nd
1949 San Francisco 84 103 .449 7th
1950 San Francisco 100 100 .500 5th
1951 San Francisco 74 93 .443 8th
1952 San Diego 88 92 .489 5th
1953 San Diego 88 92 .489 6th
1954 San Diego 102 67 .604 1st
1955 Oakland 77 95 .448 7th
1956 Vancouver 67 98 .406 8th
1957 Seattle 87 80 .521 5th
Totals (23 seasons) 2,094 1,970 .515 Two PCL Championships