Bob Hartsfield: Four-Year Manager of the Auburn Astros

From the 1983 Auburn Astros Game Program

Bob Hartsfield returns as skipper of the Auburn Astros for 1983. Hartsfield, a native of Atlanta, Georgia, attended Georgia State College in Atlanta. After finishing his eleven-year professional baseball career as an infielder, the 5-9 180-pounder took the job of Assistant Baseball Coach for Georgia Tech in 1964.

His involvement in professional baseball continued, taking on the responsibilities of scouting for the Chicago Cubs, Atlanta Braves, and the San Francisco Giants, from 1963 through 1973.

In 1974, Hartsfield began his managerial career with Decatur of the Midwest League. He then managed Cedar Rapids, Clinton, and most recently, Geneva.

. A six-year veteran of the NY-Penn League, Hartsfield has compiled an impressive 256-178 won-lost record. In Geneva, Hartsfield directed the Cubs to three division championships and a league championship in 1978. Despite the Auburn Astros' fourth place finish in 1982, Hartsfield's Astros were highly competitive throughout the season and played the role of spoiler to the Utica Blue Sox team which was in contention for the division championship.

During the offseason, Hartsfield performs scouting duties for the Houston Astros and is a Division I basketball referee in various Southern conferences.

Bob Hartsfield gives 'em the business as manager of the Auburn Astros in 1982.

Hartsfield's Record as Manager of the Auburn Astros
19823539.473Fourth, East
19834331.581Third, East
19843838.500Third, East
19854731.603First, Central*
*Defeated the Jamestown Expos in a one-game playoff, then lost 2 - 0 in the championship series to Buck Showalter's Oneonta Yankees
1982 TCMA Auburn Astros # 2