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Bill Sweeney

Inducted as a player and manager in 2004

Position: Infielder
Height: 5-11
Weight: 190
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: December 29, 1903 in Cleveland, OH
Died: April 18, 1957 in San Diego, CA

Teams (Years Played)

  • Portland Beavers (1936-39)
  • Hollywood Stars (1940-41)
  • Los Angeles Angels (1942)

Notes: Served as a player/manager for the Portland Beavers when they won the 1936 PCL Championship; Sweeney took over managerial duties on May 11th of that season...Of his 20 seasons as a manager in professional baseball, 19 were in the PCL while the one remaining season was with Syracuse of the International League in 1934...Played in 308 Major League games between 1928 and 1931.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team Pos G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI K BB SB AVG
1936 Portland 1B 83 314 48 97 21 2 3 37     1 .309
1937 Portland 1B 135 463 40 145 27 1 1 71     4 .313
1938 Portland 1B 134 531 67 145 22 5 5 54     1 .273
1939 Portland 1B 146 527 81 177 30 8 6 60     6 .336
1940 Hollywood 1B 85 313 40 84 8 5 4 50     8 .268
1941 Hollywood 1B 48 121 19 33 4 2 1 16     4 .273
1942 Los Angeles PH 17 16 0 3 1 0 0 1     0 .188
Totals (7 seasons) 648 2,285 295 684 113 23 20 289     24 .299

PCL Managerial Career

Year Team W L Pct. Finish
1936 Portland 75 60 .556 1st, PCL Champions
1937 Portland 90 86 .511 4th
1938 Portland 79 96 .451 6th
1939 Portland 75 98 .434 8th
1940 Hollywood 84 94 .472 6th
1941 Hollywood 85 91 .483 4th
1943 Los Angeles 110 45 .710 2nd
1944 Los Angeles 99 70 .586 2nd
1945 Los Angeles 76 107 .415 7th
1946 Los Angeles 94 89 .514 4th
1949 Portland 85 102 .455 6th
1950 Portland 101 99 .505 4th
1951 Portland 83 85 .494 4th
1952 Seattle 96 84 .533 3rd
1953 Seattle 98 82 .544 2nd
1954 Los Angeles 73 92 .442 6th
1955 Los Angeles 25 33 .431 ---
1956 Portland 42 34 .553 3rd
1957 Portland 1 5 .167 ---
Totals (19 seasons) 1,471 1,452 .503 One PCL Championship