Managers of the Louisville Colonels

This is a comprehensive list of managers for the Louisville Colonels organization. Win / loss statistics, winning percentage, position in division, and games behind the leader are also shown for each manager.

"...nor will any man ever live who shall possess from Louisville the honor of having the last major-league game played on the home grounds." - Reporter A.H. Tarvin
Louisville Colonels

Managers & Finishes

Year Uniform # Manager(s) Wins Losses WP Finish GB
1892 (a)

n/a

Jack Chapman

21 33 .389 9 th 40

n/a

Fred Pfeffer

9 14 .391
1892 (b)

n/a

33 42 .440
1893

n/a

Billy Barnie

50 75 .400 11 th 34
1894

n/a

36 94 .277 12 th 54
1895

n/a

John McCloskey

35 96 .267 12 th 52½
1896

n/a

2 17 .105 12 th 53

n/a

Bill McGunnigle

36 76 .321
1897

n/a

Jim Rogers

17 24 .415 11 th 40

n/a

Fred Clarke

35 54 .393
1898

n/a

70 81 .464 9 th 33
1899

n/a

75 77 .493 9 th 28

Louisville Colonels Managers & Finishes



The quotation at the top of the page is in reference to the final game played September 2, 1899, where the Colonels defeated the Senators 25-4.

Prior to 1892, these same Louisville Colonels played in the American Association, starting in 1884. Before that, they were called the Louisville Eclipse (1882-1883).

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