Arthur Mansfield
Biographical details
Born(1906-11-30)November 30, 1906
Cleveland, Ohio
DiedJune 1, 1985(1985-06-01) (aged 78)
Minocqua, Wisconsin
Playing career
1927–1929Wisconsin
1930Springfield Blue Sox
1931Bridgeport Bears
1932Dayton Ducks
1933Springfield Cardinals
Position(s)Outfielder
Coaching career (HC unless noted)
1940–1970Wisconsin
Head coaching record
Overall441–352–6
TournamentsNCAA: 2–2
Accomplishments and honors
Championships
  • 2× Big Ten regular season (1946, 1950)

Arthur W. Mansfield (November 30, 1906 – June 1, 1985) nicknamed Dynamite or Dynie is a former American baseball coach and outfielder. He played college baseball for Wisconsin for coach Guy Lowman from 1927 to 1929 before playing professionally from 1930 to 1933. He also played college football and boxing. He then served as the head baseball coach of the Wisconsin Badgers from 1940 to 1970, leading the Badgers to a fourth-place finish in the 1950 College World Series.[1]

Playing career

Mansfield attended West Technical High School in Cleveland, Ohio being enrolling at the University of Wisconsin, where he competed in football, baseball, basketball and boxing.[2] At Wisconsin, he played first base, was team captain his senior year, and a member of Sigma Pi fraternity. After graduating in 1929, he became the athletic director of Springfield High School (Wisconsin) before playing minor league baseball. While with the Springfield Blue Sox of the Central League he played right field until his contract was purchased by the New York Giants at the end of the 1930 season.[3]

Head coaching record

Statistics overview
Season Team Overall Conference Standing Postseason
Wisconsin Badgers (Big Nine/Ten Conference) (1940–1970)
1940 Wisconsin 9–12–2 5–7 6th
1941 Wisconsin 12–11 5–6 6th
1942 Wisconsin 11–10 7–5 3rd
1943 Wisconsin 8–10 5–3 2nd
1944 Wisconsin 6–10 4–5 7th
1945 Wisconsin 13–5 8–4 2nd
1946 Wisconsin 16–7 9–2 1st
1947 Wisconsin 10–11 6–4 4th
1948 Wisconsin 14–14 5–6 T-5th
1949 Wisconsin 8–17 3–9 T-8th
1950 Wisconsin 19–9 9–3 T-1st College World Series
1951 Wisconsin 14–8–1 5–5–1 5th
1952 Wisconsin 18–8 9–6 3rd
1953 Wisconsin 19–8 6–5 6th
1954 Wisconsin 17–7–1 10–3–1 2nd
1955 Wisconsin 16–12 7–8 7th
1956 Wisconsin 20–7 8–4 3rd
1957 Wisconsin 14–9 3–7 9th
1958 Wisconsin 17–11 8–7 5th
1959 Wisconsin 17–13 9–6 T-2nd
1960 Wisconsin 14–6–1 5–4 3rd
1961 Wisconsin 9–19–1 5–9 6th
1962 Wisconsin 14–9 8–6 4th
1963 Wisconsin 15–15 8–6 5th
1964 Wisconsin 14–14 8–7 T-4th
1965 Wisconsin 14–13 6–9 9th
1966 Wisconsin 9–18 6–9 7th
1967 Wisconsin 18–15 11–6 4th
1968 Wisconsin 18–9 11–5 3rd
1969 Wisconsin 14–18 7–7 T-5th
1970 Wisconsin 22–16 8–7 4th
Wisconsin: 441–352–6 42–42–1
Total: 441–352–6

      National champion         Postseason invitational champion  
      Conference regular season champion         Conference regular season and conference tournament champion
      Division regular season champion       Division regular season and conference tournament champion
      Conference tournament champion

References

  1. ^ "1989 Wisconsin Baseball Media Guide" (PDF). www.uwbadgers.com. University of Wisconsin. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. ^ "Arthur "Dynie" Mansfield collection, 1920-1954". www.search.library.wisc.edu. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  3. ^ "BIG LEAGUE Gets Sigma Pi Player". The Emerald of Sigma Pi. Vol. 17 no. 3. November 1930. p. 200.