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Roy Hartsfield
Second baseman
Born: October 25, 1925 (1925-10-25) (age 84)
Chattahoochee, Georgia
Batted: Right Threw: Right 
MLB debut
April 28, 1950 for the Boston Braves
Last MLB appearance
June 14, 1952 for the Boston Braves
Career statistics
Batting average     .273
Stolen bases     14
Runs     138
Teams

As player

As manager

Roy Thomas Hartsfield (born October 25, 1925 in Chattahoochee, Georgia) was a second baseman and manager in Major League Baseball; his MLB playing and managing careers each lasted three years. Hartsfield played his entire major-league career with the Boston Braves (now the Atlanta Braves) from 1950 to 1952. He was then traded to the Brooklyn Dodgers for outfielder Andy Pafko. Hartsfield spent the next 19 years in the Dodger organization as a minor league player and manager and major league coach. In the latter role, he worked under Los Angeles skipper Walter Alston for three seasons.

Hartsfield was a successful pilot at top levels of minor league baseball, with the Spokane Indians and the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. In 1977, Hartsfield was hired as the first-ever manager of the expansion Toronto Blue Jays by the Jays' first general manager, Peter Bavasi, who had worked with him in the Dodger organization.

Hartsfield managed the Jays in 1977-1978-1979, compiling a record of 166-318 (.343) in 484 games. The fledgling Jays finished last in the American League East Division each season.

Managerial career

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Games Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
TOR 1977 161 54 107 .335 7th - - - -
TOR 1978 161 59 102 .366 7th - - - -
TOR 1979 162 53 109 .327 7th - - - -
Total 484 166 318 .343 - - - -
Preceded by
first manager
Toronto Blue Jays Manager
1977–1979
Succeeded by
Bobby Mattick
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