St Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis Earns 1000th Career Victory

St Paul Saints Manager George Tsamis Earns 1000th Career Victory Photo: Graphic courtesy of St Paul Saints

June 13, 2018 12:24 AM

St Paul Saints manager George Tsamis earned the 1,000th victory of his career Tuesday night in his team's 6-5 win over Fargo-Moorhead.

The Saints rallied from 5-3 down with JJ Gould's eighth-inning RBI-single completing the rally.

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Tsamis is only the fourth manager in the history of Independent League baseball to reach the milestone.  64 managers have hit the 1,000-win mark in Major League Baseball.

RELATED: St Paul Saints Game Recap of Tsamis' 1000th Win

Tsamis is in his 20th season as a pro manager and his 16th year with the Saints.  He previously managed Waterbury and New Jersey in the Northern League.

The milestone win was Tsamis' 67th over the RedHawks, the third most wins over any team in his career.  He has defeated the Sioux Falls Canaries 127 times and the Sioux City Explorers 116 times.  

Tsamis recorded his first victory as a manager with the Waterbury Spirits in 1999 and won 76 games with them in two seasons.  He added 107 wins with the New Jersey Jackals in 2001 and 2002, both championship years.  The win on Tuesday night was number 817 in his Saints career.

RELATED: George Tsamis bio on the St Paul Saints website

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