Roy Hartsfield
Roy Thomas Hartsfield
Bats - right
Throws - right
Height - 5’9” Weight 165 lb.
Debut April 28, 1950
Final Game June 14, 1952
Born - Oct. 25, 1925 in Chattahoochee Ga.
Roy Hartsfield served in the U.S. Navy during WW ll from 1943 - 1945. After which he was second baseman for parts of 3 seasons with the Boston Braves. He started his managerial career in the Dodgers chain, managing the Des Moines Bruins in 1958. He stayed in the minors through 1968, and moved up to the Dodgers as a coach from 1969 - 1972. He was a coach with the Atlanta Braves in 1973, until he moved back to the minors on May 21, taking over the San Pedro Padres Hawaii Islanders farm team. Roy stayed with the Islanders until becoming the first manager in Toronto Blue Jays history prior to the 1977 season. In his only big league managerial job, he led the team through 1979. In 3 years at the helm of the Jays, the team went 166 - 318, and they finished in 7th place in each season. In 1981, he managed in the minors for the Chicago Cubs for two teams, and he spent 1 year at AAA for the Cincinnati Reds in 1983, Overall , he was 1373 - 1451 in 18 years as a skipper in the bushes.
Bowman 1952 Card # 28
Bowman 1951 Card #277
Topps 1952 Card # 269