George Bamberger

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George Bamberger
Pitcher/Manager
Born: (1923-08-01)August 1, 1923
Staten Island, New York
Died: April 4, 2004(2004-04-04) (aged 80)
North Redington Beach, Florida
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
April 19, 1951 for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
April 22, 1959 for the Baltimore Orioles
Career statistics
Win-loss record 0–0
Strikeouts 3
Earned run average 9.42
Managerial record 458–478
Teams

As player

As manager

George Irvin Bamberger (August 1, 1923 – April 4, 2004) was a Major League Baseball pitcher for the 1951–1952 New York Giants and the 1959 Baltimore Orioles. He later served as manager of the Milwaukee Brewers (1978–80, 1985–86) and New York Mets (1982–83).

Bamberger was born and raised in Staten Island, New York, and broke in with the Giants on April 19, 1951. The right-hander spent most of his career in the minors, including 15 years in the Pacific Coast League; he won 213 games from 1946 to 1963. He never had a decision in the majors, however, and compiled a 9.42 ERA in 10 games over 14 13 innings.

He had a record of 458–478 as manager. As Earl Weaver's pitching coach with the Orioles (1968–77), he produced 18 20-game winners, including 4 for the 1971 American League champions: Jim Palmer, Mike Cuellar, Dave McNally, and Pat Dobson.

As a pitching coach for the Baltimore Orioles, Bamberger would teach his famed pitch, "The Staten Island Sinker".

He died of cancer at his home in North Redington Beach, Florida.

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Preceded by
Harry Brecheen
Baltimore Orioles Pitching Coach
1968–1977
Succeeded by
Ray Miller