Frank Lane (February 1, 1896 - March 19, 1981) was an American executive in professional baseball for more than four decades, most notably serving as a general manager in Major League Baseball for the Chicago White Sox, St. Louis Cardinals, Cleveland Indians and Milwaukee Brewers. For the singer see Frankie Laine Frankie Lane (born July 20, 1948) is an English former footballer who played as a goalkeeper Events 1327 - Teenaged Edward III is crowned King of England, but the country is ruled by his mother Queen Year 1896 ( MDCCCXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar (or a Leap year Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 1981 ( MCMLXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link displays the 1981 The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Baseball is a Bat-and-ball Sport played between two teams of nine players each In Major League Baseball, the General Manager or GM of a team typically controls player transactions and bears the primary responsibility on behalf of the ballclub The Chicago White Sox are a professional Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. The St Louis Cardinals (also referred to as "the Cards " or "the Redbirds " are a professional Baseball team based in St The Cleveland Indians are a professional baseball team based in Cleveland, Ohio, United States. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League
Born in Cincinnati, Ohio, Lane's first brush with professional sports came in American football, where he played professionally for a number of Ohio teams prior to the creation of the National Football League. American football, known in the United States and Canada simply as football, is a competitive Team sport known for mixing strategy with The National Football League ( NFL) is the largest professional American football league. After his attempt at playing professional baseball fell short, Lane shifted to officiating, serving as a highly-touted referee in both football and basketball. Basketball is a team Sport in which two teams of five active players each try to score points against one another by propelling a ball through a 10 feet (3 m
In 1933, he was named as traveling secretary for the Cincinnati Reds, while continuing to spend his offseasons as an official. Year 1933 ( MCMXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati Ohio, USA After later spending one season as general manager of the team's Durham, North Carolina minor league club, Lane was elevated to assistant general manager for the Reds under Warren Giles on November 17, 1936. Durham is a city in the US state of North Carolina. It is the County seat of Durham County Warren Crandall Giles ( 28 May, 1896 - 7 February, 1979) was a National League executive in Major League Baseball. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Champions Major League Baseball World Series: New York Yankees over New York Giants (4-2 All-Star Game
After the U. S. entered World War II, Lane went into Navy and spent the next four years in the service before returning in 1946 as general manager of the Kansas City Blues, a farm club of the New York Yankees. World War II, or the Second World War, (often abbreviated WWII) was a global military conflict which involved a majority of the world's nations, including Champions Major League Baseball World Series: St Louis Cardinals over Boston Red Sox (4-3 All-Star Game Part of the History of baseball series Minor league baseball is a hierarchy of Professional baseball leagues in North The New York Yankees are a professional baseball team based in the borough of The Bronx, in New York City, New York.
One year in that position led to a two-year stretch as president of the American Association. This article refers to the former minor league that existed from 1902 to 1962 and 1969 to 1997 Lane then resigned that post in 1948 to become general manager of the White Sox. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Cleveland Indians over Boston Braves (4-2 All-Star Game Over the next seven years, he would shape the team into a contender after nearly two decades of mediocrity.
After resigning in September 1955, Lane quickly found work again in St. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Brooklyn Dodgers over New York Yankees (4-3 Johnny Podres, MVP Louis, where he spent two seasons before peripatetically moving to Cleveland in November 1957. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Milwaukee Braves over New York Yankees (4-3 Lew Burdette, MVP
Lane left Cleveland in January 1961 for an executive position with the Kansas City Athletics, but the combination of Lane and volatile owner Charlie Finley meant an end to his employment just eight months later. Headline Event of the Year Roger Maris hits 61 home runs breaking Babe Ruth 's record The Oakland Athletics are a professional baseball team based in Oakland, California. Charles Oscar Finley ( February 22 1918 - February 19 1996) nicknamed Charlie O or Charley O, was an American The lingering feud between the two over compensation would result in a lawsuit that took over three years to settle.
Due to his uncertain contract status, Lane was forced out of baseball during this period, but found employment on May 7, 1962 as general manager of the National Basketball Association's Chicago Packers. Events 558 - In Constantinople, the dome of the Hagia Sophia collapses Artistic Gymnastics World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Men's all-around champion Yuri Titov, USSR
On January 8, 1965, Lane settled his lawsuit with Finley, accepting $113,000, as well as the freedom to take another position in baseball. Events 871 - Battle of Ashdown - Ethelred of Wessex defeats a Danish invasion army Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Los Angeles Dodgers over Minnesota Twins (4-3 Sandy Koufax, MVP Early reports of his being part of an ownership group to buy the Boston Red Sox, as well as potentially serving as president of the Texas League, proved to be unfounded. The Boston Red Sox are a Professional baseball team based in Boston Massachusetts, and are the reigning (2007 World Series Champions. The Texas League is a Minor league baseball league which operates in the South Central United States. Instead, Lane was hired by the Baltimore Orioles as a special assistant to general manager Lee MacPhail on March 7, serving primarily as a team scout, a post he would hold for nearly six years. The Baltimore Orioles are a professional baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. Leland Stanford MacPhail Jr (born October 25, 1917 in Nashville, Tennessee) is a former administrator in Major League Baseball Events 161 - Roman Emperor Antoninus Pius dies and is succeeded by co-Emperors Marcus Aurelius and Lucius Verus "Talent scout" redirects here For talent scouting in the music industry see A&R Professional sports scouts are trained talent
Shortly before his 75th birthday, he was hired as general manager for the Milwaukee Brewers. The Milwaukee Brewers are a Major League Baseball team based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, which plays in the Central Division of the National League Following that stint, Lane concluded his career as a scout for both the California Angels and Texas Rangers. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim are a professional baseball team based in Anaheim, California. The Texas Rangers are an American professional baseball team based in Arlington Texas, United States, representing the Dallas-Ft
Lane would gain fame (and sometimes infamy) for his multiple transactions, earning nicknames such as "Trader Frank", "Frantic Frank", "Trader Lane" and "The Wheeler Dealer" for the more than 400 trades he made over the years, including 241 with the White Sox alone. In addition to dealing figures such as Jim Busby, Norm Cash, Rocky Colavito and Roger Maris, Lane also dispatched future Hall of Famers Red Schoendienst and Early Wynn. James Franklin Busby ( January 8, 1927 - July 8, 1996) was an American Center fielder in Major League Baseball Norman Dalton Cash ( November 10 1934 - October 11 1986) was an American First baseman in Major League Baseball Rocco Domenico "Rocky" Colavito Jr (born August 10, 1933 in New York City) is a former Right fielder in Major League Baseball Roger Eugene Maris ( September 10 1934 &ndash December 14 1985) was an American Right fielder in Major League Baseball Albert Fred "Red" Schoendienst (ˈʃeɪ̪ndinst born February 2, 1923) is an American former player coach and manager Early Wynn Jr, familiarly known as "Gus" Wynn, ( January 6, 1920 &ndash April 4, 1999) was a right-handed Baseball When he also tried to trade the legendary Stan Musial, Cardinals owner Gussie Busch blocked the transaction. Stanley Frank Musial (born November 21, 1920) originally Stanisław Franciszek Musiał, (ˈmjuːziəl nicknamed "Stan the Man" and This page is for 3rd generation brewing magnate August A "Gussie" Busch Jr
Yet players were not the only people involved in Lane's transactions--in 1960, during his tenure with the Indians, he dealt manager Joe Gordon in exchange for Detroit Tigers skipper Jimmy Dykes. Champions Major League Baseball World Series: Pittsburgh Pirates over New York Yankees (4-3 Bobby Richardson, Joseph Lowell Gordon ( February 18 1915 &ndash April 14, 1978) nicknamed "Flash" in reference to the comic-book character The Detroit Tigers are a professional baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan, USA James Joseph Dykes ( November 10 1896 - June 15 1976) was an American third and Second baseman, manager
He died in a Dallas, Texas nursing home at 84 years of age. In Bobby Bragan's book You Can't Hit the Ball With the Bat On Your Shoulder, Bragan wrote that he was asked by Commissioner Bowie Kuhn's office to represent them at the funeral. Robert Randall Bragan (born October 30, 1917, at Birmingham Alabama) is a former Shortstop, Catcher, manager, and Bowie Kent Kuhn (October 28 1926 &ndash March 15 2007 was an American Lawyer and sports administrator who served as the 5th commissioner of Major League Baseball Bragan would be the lone baseball official to attend Lane's rites.
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