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Players Who Made It

Tuck Stainback

 

An outfielder with the 1931 Bisbee Bees, George “Tuck” Stainback played 13 years in the major leagues (1934-1946), for the Cubs, Cardinals, Phillies, Brookyln Dodgers, Tigers, Yankees and Philadelphia Athletics.





 

Jim Tobin

The right-handed Jim Tobin pitched for the Bees in 1932, compiling a 9-2 record with a 6.13 ERA. His major league career began in 1939 with the Pittsburgh Prates. He also played with the Boston Bees and Braves in the National League, and the Detroit Tigers in the American League.
On May 13, 1942, Tobin became the first (and last) major league pitcher in the “modern” era to hit three home runs in a single game. In 1944, Tobin threw two no-hit games.

 

Lefty Phillips


Another Bee Another Bee who made it to the majors was Lefty Phillips. Phillips pitched only five games for Bisbee before a sore arm ended his playing career. He remained in baseball where he worked as a scout, and as a pitching coach for the Los Angeles Dodgers. Later, Phillips was director of player development for the Los Angeles Angels and in 1969, became the Angels manager.




 

Alvin Montgomery

Al Montgomery had a bright future ahead of him in 1939 when, playing for the Bees, he led the Arizona-Texas League in home runs. Promoted to the Boston Braves of the National League in 1940 at age 20, Montgomery played only a year in the big leagues. In April 1942, while on his way back north after spring training in Florida, he was killed in a traffic accident in Waverly, Virginia. He was 21.