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  Birdie Tebbetts - SoSH | Boston Red Sox | Red Sox Rumors | Spring Training | Pawtucket Red Sox
George Robert Tebbetts - was born on November 10, 1912 in Burlington, VT and was raised in Nashua, NH.
Birdie spent 14 years in the major leagues as a catcher, 11 years as a manager, and 28 years as a scout.
Birdie was well known for filing no-nonense scouting reports such as this one on a promising pitcher: "Major league stuff and a great arm.
www.sonsofsamhorn.net /wiki/index.php/Birdie_Tebbetts   (175 words)

 Baseball Catcher Birdie Tebbetts
Tebbetts played for Detroit, the Boston Red Sox and Cleveland during a 14-year major league career (1936-52) -- his finest seasons were with the Tigers in 1940 (.296 average) and Boston in 1950 (.310).
In 1963, Tebbetts succeeded Mel McGaha as skipper of the Cleveland Indians.
Tebbetts later became a scout for the New York Yankees, and currently is a master scout for both the Baltimore Orioles and Florida Marlins.
members.tripod.com /baseball_fan_2/tebbetts.htm   (410 words)

 Amazon.fr : Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad: Livres en anglais: Birdie Tebbetts,James Morrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Red Sox great Ted Williams called his late former teammate Birdie Tebbetts "one of the greatest guys I ever met," and Tebbetts, a meticulous diarist during a nearly 50-year career as a player and manager, is undeniably a class act.
The "confessions," however, are few and far between; the squeaky-clean Tebbetts shares scores of anecdotes, but his workman-like narrative is not always riveting and sometimes seems a little musty (as when Tebbetts delivers a polemic about the effect of modern catcher's mitts on players' skills).
Tebbetts is also depicted as a warm, open-hearted family man in the amusing sidebars, written by relatives, which are interspersed throughout the book.
www.amazon.fr /Birdie-Confessions-Baseball-Nomad-Tebbetts/dp/1572434554   (401 words)

 Review: Birdie : Confessions of a Baseball Nomad
Tebbetts played on the Indians and Red Sox back in the Forties, and was a pretty good -- if not great -- catcher.
Tebbetts and his ballplayers were assigned to give the soldiers a little bit of a mental break.
Tebbetts had just finished scouting the Indians in order to complete a trade when he heard the news about Munson's fatal plane crash.
www.homestead.com /sportsbooks/012006D-2002.html   (490 words)

 TheDeadballEra.com :: BIRDIE TEBBETTS' OBIT
George "Birdie" Tebbetts, a bright, pragmatic baseball man whose major league career encompassed 14 years as a catcher, 11 as a manager and 28 as a scout, died March 24 in Sunrise Rehabilitation Center in Bradenton, Fla. He was 86.
Tebbetts played for the Detroit Tigers (1936-47, minus three years in the Army), the Boston Red Sox (1947-50) and the Cleveland Indians (1951-52).
Tebbetts is survived by three daughters, Susan Mitchell of Jacksonville, Fla.; Betty Deluca of Peachtree City, Ga., and Patricia Kirton of Port Orange, Fla.; a son, George Jr.
www.thedeadballera.com /Obits/Tebbetts.Birdie.Obit.html   (542 words)

 Ex-Reds manager Tebbetts dies at 86
George “Birdie” Tebbetts, manager of the power-laden Cincinnati Reds of the mid-1950s, died Wednesday at age 86.
Tebbetts spent 14 years in the American League as a savvy, clutch-hitting catcher before taking his first managerial job with the Reds in 1954.
Tebbetts was named Manager of the Year for nursing a pitching staff with just one arm that won more than 14 games.
reds.enquirer.com /1999/03/25/red_ex-reds_manager.html   (508 words)

 Triumph Books
To hear Birdie Tebbetts tell it, the catcher is definitely in the catbird seat - and that unique perspective pretty much shaped the way he saw things during his 65-year career in baseball.
Birdie the chivalrous: protecting the job of a vertigo-striken umpire: "when I raise my right hand it's a strike, and when I raise my glove it's a ball." The ploy worked and no one was the wiser.
Birdie Tebbetts died in 1999 leaving behind an eight-foot long shelf of diaries as well as numerous tapes about his life and times in baseball.
www.triumphbooks.com /products/birdie_/109.php?page_id=121&PHPSESSID=ea06ed97b3ce59c37592ec46cad739aa   (870 words)

 BIOPROJ.SABR.ORG :: The Baseball Biography Project.
Birdie Tebbetts graduated from Providence College with a degree in philosophy in 1934, the year Detroit purchased future Hall of Fame catcher Mickey Cochrane from the Philadelphia A's.
Tebbetts, I'd like you to meet my daughter Mary." At the time, Mary Hartnett was working as a secretary to Vermont Governor Ernest Gibson, who was unable to attend the banquet and sent Mary in his place.
Tebbetts knew he was nearing the end of his playing days, but he wasn't sure what he wanted to do next.
bioproj.sabr.org /bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=1431&pid=14037   (2866 words)

 NH Historical Society - New Hampshire Baseball Quiz
George "Birdie" Tebbetts was born in 1912 in Vermont but was raised in Nashua, NH.
In 1953, Tebbetts managed the Cincinnati farm team in Indianapolis and then was promoted to manager of the Redlegs in 1954.
Tebbetts became the field general of the Milwaukee Braves in 1961 and 1962, and then moved on to manage the Cleveland Indians from 1963 to 1966.
www.nhhistory.org /baseballquiz/baseball10.html   (241 words)

 Birdie Tebbetts - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
George Robert "Birdie" Tebbetts (November 10, 1912 - March 24, 1999) was an American catcher, manager, scout and front office executive in Major League Baseball.
Born in Burlington, Vermont, and raised in Nashua, New Hampshire.
Before the arrival of Hall of Famer Carlton Fisk, Tebbetts was voted the Red Sox' all-time best catcher in a 1969 fan poll — a remarkable feat considering he only spent four years with the Bosox.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Birdie_Tebbetts   (760 words)

After spending 14 years in the major leagues as a catcher with Detroit, Boston and Cleveland, Tebbetts was hired by general manager Gabe Paul to turn around the bottom-dwelling Reds in 1954.
When Tebbetts was hired Paul was looking for a manager 'with common sense and the ability to handle men.' That's what he got in Tebbetts, who held a college degree in philosophy.
Tebbetts was named manager of the year in 1956.
www.cincypost.com /sports/1999/birdie032599.html   (160 words)

 Amazon.ca: Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad: Books: Birdie Tebbetts,James Morrison   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Perhaps Birdie would have edited the finished product differently, had he lived, but this book will stand out with that of his Tiger teammate, Elden Auker's, as one of the best books on baseball from the '30s through the 50s.
Birdie Tebbetts' career in baseball covered nearly his entire life and he expresses his opinions on a number of things, oftentimes in strong terms.
Birdie Tebbetts himself apparently was one of the very few ballplayers to keep extensive diaries throughout his life.
www.amazon.ca /Birdie-Confessions-Baseball-Nomad-Tebbetts/dp/1572434554   (1163 words)

 Birdie Tebbetts : HistoricBaseball.com
"Birdie" Tebbetts, who spent a long career in the major leagues as a player, manager and scout, died on March 24, 1999 in Brandenton, Fla. He was 86.
Tebbetts spent 14 years as a catcher, 11 as a manager and 28 as a major league scout.
He debuted with the Tigers in 1936 and played until 1947 with the exception of three years that he served in World War II.
www.historicbaseball.com /players/t/tebbetts_birdie.html   (303 words)

 Sim Dynasty.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
The Detroit Desperados have sent Birdie Tebbetts to the minors.
The Boston Intimidators have sent Birdie Tebbetts down to the minors.
The Boston Intimidators have renamed Oral Sewell to Birdie Tebbetts.
www.simdynasty.com /player.jsp?id=610608   (243 words)

In 1950 he referred to some of his Boston Red Sox teammates as "moronic malcontents" and "juvenile delinquents." At the time the Red Sox were widely regarded as spoiled underachievers whose clubhouse had a decidedly country club air about it.
Tebbetts' remarks may have been apt, but in December Boston sold the catcher to Detroit.
No doubt Tebbetts knew baseball, but as a manager he had more bad seasons than good seasons.
major-smolinski.com /fnT.html   (2236 words)

 Anna Maria Island News - If you build it, will they come?: Aug 02, 2005 - The Islander Newspaper Online
Though there is a weed problem on Birdie Tebbetts Field, Holmes Beach’s Dick Dotterwich is working hard to keep the field in good shape.
Before the new Holmes Beach City Hall was built, there was a large lobbying effort to get Birdie Tebbetts Field built because it was needed for baseball players who had outgrown Little League and the field at the Anna Maria Island Community Center.
Though Birdie Tebbetts Field has some weed problems due to irrigation issues, the field is being maintained.
islander.org /8-3-05/sport.php   (1441 words)

 Birdie Tebbetts Books on Amazon.com
Birdie Tebbetts made his Major League debut on 09-16-1936 with the Detroit Tigers.
Baseball Almanac is pleased to present all the Birdie Tebbetts books currently listed on Amazon.com - the leading providing of online Birdie Tebbetts books.
Did you know that Baseball Almanac is attempting to catalog every ballplayer who has appeared on a Baseball Digest Cover since the magazine was first published in August 1942 when major league games were confined to the eastern and midwestern regions of the country?
www.baseball-almanac.com /books/index.php?p=tebbebi01   (256 words)

 Birdie by James Morrison, Birdie Tebbetts at Smarter.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Birdie by James Morrison, Birdie Tebbetts at Smarter.com
Baseball player Birdie Tebbetts, a catcher and manager for over 50 years, recounts the highs and lows of his unorthodox career on the diamond.
Culled from the diary Tebbetts maintained all those years, the anecdotes, yarns, and portraits of the game's more interesting figures bring baseball to life.
www.smarter.com /birdie---pd--ch-1--pi-195517.html   (219 words)

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 Birdie Tebbetts | BaseballLibrary.com
"[Tebbetts] was such a devout Catholic that he just couldn't bring himself to go to sleep before saying his prayers": Elden Auker
A high-voiced, talkative backstop, Birdie's nickname was acquired while at Providence College.
A consistent hitter, he made exactly 1,000 hits in a 14-year career interrupted by three years of military service.
www.baseballlibrary.com /baseballlibrary/ballplayers/T/Tebbetts_Birdie.stm   (473 words)

 RANDOM EVIDENCE OF A CLUTTERED MIND: Birdie's name game works Miami Herald, The - Find Articles   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-15)
Sure, and the Spurs were led by Slam Duncan, the Dolphins' QB is Spiral Feeley, and on the mound for the Marlins tonight: Pitchwell Willis.
Ju-Yun Kim, as many know, began calling herself Birdie last year to distinguish from among seven LPGA players with the surname Kim.
Random Evidence research indicates Kim is the most accomplished sports Birdie since Birdie Tebbetts, a four-time All-Star catcher in the 1940s.
calbears.findarticles.com /p/articles/mi_kmtmh/is_200506/ai_n14767113   (226 words)

 NH Historical Society - Some Kind of Game! NH Plays Baseball
These are not household baseball names, perhaps, but Brown would eventually become Governor of New Hampshire while Lewis would become President of the University of New Hampshire.
Among the notable New Hampshire major leaguers are Robert "Red" Rolfe and Birdie Tebbetts.
Tebbetts had a successful career not only as a catcher, but as a manager.
www.nhhistory.org /baseball.html   (557 words)

 Anna Maria Island News: News Pages - The Islander Newspaper Online
Islander shortstop Connor Bystrom fields the ball as Trevor Bishops of Charles Roy Roofing hustles to second during Junior League baseball action at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach.
The Islanders followed that up with a five inning, 15-4 win over Charles Roy Roofing on Saturday morning at Birdie Tebbetts Field in Holmes Beach to improve their record to 4-3 on the season.
Sean Price was dominant on the mound in their April 3 home victory, allowing only three hits and no earned runs while striking out four batters in five innings of work.
islander.org /4-7-04/sport.php   (2086 words)

 Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad - Wal-Mart
Birdie: Confessions of a Baseball Nomad - Wal-Mart
These mesmerizing stories of Tebbetts career span 50 years in baseball and include everyone from Connie Mack to Lou Boudreau, and to Tebbetts appearing on the cover of Time in 1957.
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 Boston.com / Sports / Baseball 2002 Preview
In the 1950s, when Robinson played for the Cincinnati Reds and Birdie Tebbetts was managing, a second baseman named Johnny Temple led off for the Reds.
''Birdie Tebbetts wouldn't let Temple swing at the first pitch, a 2-and-0 pitch, or a 3-and-1 pitch,'' Robinson said.
Now, they would call the agent, the agent would be on the phone to the general manager, and the general manager would be breathing down your neck.''
www.boston.com /sports/packages/baseball2002/runs_for_their_money.htm   (1946 words)

 SPORTS PEOPLE; Tebbetts Mugged - New York Times
Birdie Tebbetts, a former major- league catcher and manager who is now head scout of the Cleveland Indians, was mugged last Wednesday while entering his hotel room in St. Louis.
''He gave me a good whack, took $175 and an expensive watch,'' Tebbetts said through a swollen lip.
He didn't know I wasn't a necktie salesman, but a fat little old catcher who knows how to take a hit.''
query.nytimes.com /gst/fullpage.html?res=9A04E1DB1738F932A1575BC0A965948260   (87 words)

 BIOPROJ.SABR.ORG :: The Baseball Biography Project.
Riebe took the roster spot of Birdie Tebbetts, who hit.247 in 97 games behind the plate.
Like dozens of other major leaguers, Tebbetts had been drafted during that first wartime season.
In May new general manager Billy Evans traded Tebbetts to the Boston Red Sox for left-handed-hitting catcher Hal Wagner, who hit.288 for Detroit in 1947.
bioproj.sabr.org /bioproj.cfm?a=v&v=l&bid=483&pid=11932   (2840 words)

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