February 17, 2004 by

Charlie Fox


Categories: Sports

Charles Francis Fox, the National League Manager of the Year in 1971, died on Feb. 16 from complications of pneumonia. He was 82.
In 1942, Fox went 3-for-7 in three games as a catcher for the New York Giants. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, then became a coach for the San Francisco Giants. For the next four decades, he led several baseball teams in the National League.
A traditionalist known for his fiery temper, Fox managed the San Francisco from 1970 to 1974, leading the team to a NL West title in 1971. He did two short stints as manager of the Montreal Expos and Chicago Cubs, before ending his career in professional baseball as a scout for the Houston Astros.
Statistics From Baseball-Almanac.com

2 Responses to Charlie Fox

  1. Wayne

    Goodbye Charlie. We moved from Indiana to the Bay Area in the early spring of 71, and one of the strongest memories I have of that summer was the Giants on radio (with Lon Simmons doing the announcing).

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