Charlie Fox

Charles Francis Fox (October 7, 1921 – February 16, 2004) was an American manager, general manager, scout, coach—and, briefly, a catcher—in Major League Baseball. As manager of the National League West Division champion San Francisco Giants in 1971, he was named "Manager of the Year" by The Sporting News.

Charlie Fox
Catcher / Manager
Born: October 7, 1921
New York City
Died: February 16, 2004 (aged 82)
Stanford, California
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
September 24, 1942, for the New York Giants
Last MLB appearance
September 26, 1942, for the New York Giants
MLB statistics
Batting average.429
Home runs0
Runs batted in1
Managerial record377–371
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Early career

Born in New York City, Fox appeared in only three games as a Major League player—garnering three hits in seven at bats for a career batting average of .429—with the 1942 New York Giants. But Fox would spend another 33 years in that organization as a minor league catcher and manager and as a manager, scout and coach for the Giants, who relocated to San Francisco in 1958.

Fox spent eight years as manager of the Giants' Class C St. Cloud Rox team in the Northern League, scouted from 1957 to 1963, then managed the Giants' Triple-A Tacoma affiliate of the Pacific Coast League in 1964 before coming to the Major Leagues as a San Francisco coach under Herman Franks in 1965. He returned to the PCL to pilot the Giants' Phoenix affiliate in 1969–70 until he was summoned to San Francisco on May 24, 1970 to replace Clyde King as the manager of the MLB Giants. The Giants were stalled in fifth place in the NL West at 19–23 (.452), and had just lost a 15-inning game to San Diego, 17–16, the day before.[1] Under Fox, the 1970 Giants recovered to go 14 games over .500 and finish third, 16 games behind Cincinnati.

Major League managerial career

Fox led the Giants to the NL West title in 1971, losing to the eventual world champion Pittsburgh Pirates in the National League Championship Series. Subsequently, the Giants made a series of bad trades and fell from contention thereafter. On June 27, 1974, after compiling a record of 348–327 (.516), Fox was replaced as manager by former stalwart Giants catcher Wes Westrum.

In 1976, he joined the front office of the Montreal Expos as a special assignment scout and served as the club's emergency manager when Karl Kuehl was fired September 4. After winning only 12 of 34 games to close out the season, Fox was named the club's general manager and was succeeded on the field by Dick Williams. He held the GM title in Montreal through the 1978 season.

Fox, however, was destined to serve another term as an interim manager. In 1983, while working as a special assistant to Chicago Cubs general manager Dallas Green, Fox took over from embattled skipper Lee Elia on August 22 and managed the Cubs for the final 39 games of the season, winning 17 and losing 22. In 1984, he was replaced by Jim Frey. He later coached under Green in 1989 with the New York Yankees, and scouted for the Houston Astros.

Fox's career major league managing record was 377–371 (.504).

Fox died at age 82 in Stanford, California.

Managerial statistics

Team Year Regular Season Post Season
Won Lost Win % Finish Won Lost Win % Result
SFG 1970 67 53 .558 3rd in NL West
SFG 1971 90 72 .556 1st in NL West 1 3 .250 Lost to Pittsburgh Pirates
SFG 1972 69 86 .445 5th in NL West
SFG 1973 88 74 .543 3rd in NL West
SFG 1974 34 42 .447 5th in NL West
MON 1976 12 22 .353 6th in NL East
CHC 1983 17 22 .436 5th in NL East
Total 377 371 .504 1 3 .250

References

  1. ^ Retrosheet game long

External links

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Whitey Lockman
San Francisco Giants third base coach
1965–1968
Succeeded by
Ozzie Virgil, Sr.
Preceded by
Jim Fanning
Montreal Expos general manager
1976–1978
Succeeded by
John McHale
1970 San Francisco Giants season

The 1970 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 88th year in Major League Baseball, their 13th year in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 11th at Candlestick Park. The Giants went 86–76, which was good for third place in the National League West, 16 games behind the NL Champion Cincinnati Reds.

1971 National League Championship Series

The 1971 National League Championship Series was a best-of-five series that pitted the East Division champion Pittsburgh Pirates against the West Division champion San Francisco Giants. The Pirates won the Series three games to one and won the 1971 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles. The Giants did not return to the postseason until 1987.

This was the third National League Championship Series in all. It was the first League Championship Series in either league that was not a sweep for the winning team (Baltimore swept Oakland in the 1971 ALCS).

1972 San Francisco Giants season

The 1972 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 90th year in Major League Baseball, their 15th year in San Francisco, and their 13th at Candlestick Park. The Giants finished in fifth place in the National League West with a record of 69–86. It was their first losing season in San Francisco and the franchise's first losing season since 1957, which was the franchise's final year in New York.

1973 San Francisco Giants season

The 1973 San Francisco Giants season was the franchise's 91st season, 16th season in San Francisco and 14th in Candlestick Park. The team finished third in the National League West with a record of 88–74, 11 games behind the Cincinnati Reds.

1974 San Francisco Giants season

The 1974 San Francisco Giants season was the Giants' 92nd season in Major League Baseball, their 17th season in San Francisco since their move from New York following the 1957 season, and their 15th at Candlestick Park. The team finished in fifth place in the National League West with a 72–90 record, 30 games behind the Los Angeles Dodgers.

1983 Chicago Cubs season

The 1983 Chicago Cubs season was the 112th season of the Chicago Cubs franchise, the 108th in the National League and the 68th at Wrigley Field. The Cubs finished fifth in the National League East with a record of 71–91.

2018–19 Queens Park Rangers F.C. season

The 2018–19 season is Queens Park Rangers' fourth consecutive season in the Championship following their relegation from the Premier League in the 2014–15 season. Along with the Championship, the club will participate in the FA Cup and the EFL Cup.

The season covers the period from 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.

Charleston Chew

Charleston Chew is a candy bar consisting of flavored nougat covered in chocolate flavor coating. It was created in 1925 by the Fox-Cross Candy Company, founded by stage actor Donley Cross and friend Charlie Fox. The candy was named for the Charleston, a popular dance at that time.

Charlie Fox (footballer)

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Charlie Fox (rugby union)

Charlie Fox (27 July 1898 – January 1985) was an Australian rugby union player, a state and national representative second-rower who made 36 appearances for the Wallabies, playing in 17 Test matches and captained the national side on seven occasions (one Test match) in 1925.

Deaths in February 2004

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Entries for each day are listed alphabetically by surname. A typical entry lists information in the following sequence:

Name, age, country of citizenship at birth, subsequent country of citizenship (if applicable), reason for notability, cause of death (if known), and reference.

Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play

The Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actor in a Play is an annual award presented by Drama Desk in recognition of achievements in the theatre among Broadway, Off Broadway and Off-Off Broadway productions. The awards were established in 1955, with acting awards being given without making distinctions between roles in plays and musicals, or actors and actresses. The new award categories were later created in the 1975 ceremony.

† - indicates the performance won the Tony Award

‡ - indicates the performance was also nominated for the Tony Award

Inez and Charlie Foxx

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KBXI

KBXI (92.5 FM, "MoJo 92.5") is a commercial radio station licensed in Park City, Montana, broadcasting to the Billings, Montana, area. KBXI airs a variety hits music format. Licensed to Park City, Montana, United States, the station serves the Billings area. The station is currently owned by local radio personality Kurt Anthony, through licensee Anthony Media Inc. Anthony also operates Twang 107.5.

The station features classic rock, adult hits, & pop music hybrid format with a twist, featuring a variety of local live on-air radio hosts.

The list include the following well-known Billings radio personalities: Kurt Anthony, Charlie Fox, Rockin' Rob, and Major Dan (Mojo) Miller.

List of Washington Nationals owners and executives

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Speed-the-Plow

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St. Cloud Rox (minor league baseball)

The St. Cloud Rox were a professional minor league baseball team that existed from 1946 to 1971 in St Cloud, Minnesota, playing in the Northern League for the duration of the franchise.

Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play

The Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Leading Role in a Play is an honor presented at the Tony Awards, a ceremony established in 1947 as the Antoinette Perry Awards for Excellence in Theatre, to actors for quality leading roles in a Broadway play. The awards are named after Antoinette Perry, an American actress who died in 1946. Honors in several categories are presented at the ceremony annually by the Tony Award Productions, a joint venture of The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing, to "honor the best performances and stage productions of the previous year." Despite the award first being presented in 1947, there were no nominees announced until 1956.

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