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Dell Crandall

 Inducted as a manager in 2015

Position: Manager
Height: 6-1
Weight: 180
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Born: March 5, 1930 in Ontario, CA

Teams (Years Managed)

  • Albuqerque Dukes (1978-83)

 

Notes: Crandall accumulated 470 wins and four PCL titles in six seasons at the helm of the Albuquerque Dukes from 1978-1983. His championship total is the third-most for a manager in league history. His 1981 club, ranked 11th-best team in Minor League Baseball history, won 94 games and holds a PCL modern-era record with a .712 winning percentage. Sporting News named him the Minor League Manager of the Year that season. The Southern California native managed 42 games for the Dukes in 1983 before becoming the Seattle Mariners' skipper on June 25.

PCL Career Statistics

Year Team   G W L W-L% Place Playoffs
1978 Albuquerque   140 78 62 .557 1st Co-PCL Champs
1979 Albuquerque   148 86 62 .581 1st Lost in Semifinal
1980 Albuquerque   147 85 62 .578 2nd PCL Champs
1981 Albuquerque   132 94 38 .712 1st PCL Champs
1982 Albuquerque   143 85 58 .594 1st PCL Champs
1983 Albuquerque   72 42 30 .583 n/a *hired as Seattle MGR June 25
Totals (6 seasons) 782 470 312 .601 4 Div. titles 4 PCL titles