George Detore

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George Detore
Born: (1906-11-11)November 11, 1906
Utica, New York
Died: February 7, 1991(1991-02-07) (aged 84)
Utica, New York
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 14, 1930, for the Cleveland Indians
Last MLB appearance
July 27, 1931, for the Cleveland Indians
MLB statistics
Batting average .250
Home runs 0
Runs batted in 9

George Francis Detore (November 11, 1906 – February 7, 1991) was an American professional baseball player, manager, scout and coach. He appeared in 33 games in Major League Baseball as an infielder for the Cleveland Indians from 19301931, but he remained in the game after his playing career ended and was a longtime member of the Pittsburgh Pirates' organization. He served on Danny Murtaugh's MLB coaching staff from May 6, 1959 through the end of the 1959 season, taking the place of Jimmy Dykes when Dykes left the Pirates to become the manager of the Detroit Tigers.

The native of Utica, New York, attended Colgate University. As a player, Detore threw and batted right-handed, stood 5 feet 8 inches (1.73 m) tall and weighed 170 pounds (77 kg). His professional playing career lasted 17 years (1929–1945), all but 33 games in minor league baseball, where he was a fixture in the top-level Pacific Coast League as an infielder and catcher. During his Cleveland trial over parts of two seasons, Detore logged 68 at bats. His 17 Major League hits included seven doubles.

He was a manager in the minors for many years, beginning during World War II as the playing skipper of the PCL San Diego Padres, and then eventually joining the Pirates' organization in 1950. Detore served as an area scout based in New York or scouting supervisor for the Bucs from 1955–1963 (interrupted by his 1959 coaching stint) and 1969–1986.

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