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  • Walter Emmons Alston

    Born: December 1, 1911, Venice, OH
    Died: October 1, 1984, Darrtown, OH, age 72

    Manager:
    Los Angeles Dodgers, 1954-1976

    Cardinals 1B for 1 game (1936); Inducted into BB Hall of Fame (1983), Won 7 NL pennants & 4 World Series as manager of first Brooklyn and then LA Dodgers. Managed 13 yrs. in minors before called up to Dodgers for '54 season.

    Presided over exit from Ebbets Field on Flatbush Ave. Won 6 pennants and 1 Division. Came in top 3 10 times, and in Division battles, 7 top 3 finishes.

    Managing Record------------------------------------------------------------------------1954
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-22-2009, 10:13 PM.

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    • Miller James Huggins:

      Born: March 27, 1879, Cincinnati, OH
      Died: September 25, 1929, NYC, age 50---d. blood poisoning from infection beneath left eye (erysipelas).

      Manager:
      St. Louis Cardinals, 1913 - 1917
      New York Yankees, 1918 - 1929

      NL 2nd baseman: Reds 2B (1904-09), Cardinals (1910-16)

      Quote: "New York is a hell of a town. Everywhere I go in St. Louis or Cincinnati, it's always 'Hiya Hug.' But here in New York I can walk the length of 42nd Street and not a soul knows me."

      After high school, Huggins enrolled at the University of Cincinnati circa 1896. In 1902 he graduated with a law degree at age 24. He passed the Ohio bar but never practiced law because of his love of baseball.

      Tactical wiz, similar to Selee, Gleason, Stallings. Told Ruppert/Huston "Get me Ruth." Coped with Babe as best he could. Trained Gehrig to field well. After '25, told Ruppert, "team is fried", got new starting SS, 2B, C. Ruppert gave him best possible prospects.---BB Ref

      ------------------1927-29----------------------------------Owner Jake Ruppert consults with his manager, 1918-21


      Miller Huggins/Jake Ruppert


      Jake Ruppert shakes his manager's hand, 1927-29.------------------------------NY sports writer Dan Daniel/Miller Huggins, 1928 spring training.


      Making up with Babe Ruth in 1925.----------------------------------------------------------Making up after one of his 1925 suspensions with Babe Ruth.


      ----------------September 23, 1922---------------------------October 28, 1928------------------------------September 9, 1928, w/Connie Mack.

      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-25-2009, 01:00 PM.

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      • Earl Sidney Weaver:

        Born: August 14, 1930, St. Louis, MO
        Died: January 19, 2013, age 82,---d. during a Caribbean cruise.

        Manager:
        Baltimore Orioles, 1968-1982, 1985-86

        6 Division titles. Between '68-82, finished lower than 3rd only twice, and in top 2 12 times.

        Managing Record------1968-71--------------------------------------------------------------------March, 1971
        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-20-2013, 08:59 AM.

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        • Alfred Manuel (Billy) Martin:

          Born: May 16, 1928, Berkeley, CA
          Died: December 25, 1989, Johnson City, NY, age 61

          Manager:
          Minnosota Twins, 1969
          Detroit Tigers, 1971 - 1973
          Texas Rangers, 1973 - 1975
          New York Yankees, 1975 - 1979, 1983, 1985, 1988
          Oakland Athletics, 1980 - 1982

          Minnosota Twins coach, 1965 - 1968

          ML 2B: NY Yankees (1950-53, 55-57), Kansas City Athletics (1957),Tigers (1958), Indians (1959), Reds (1960, Braves (1961), Twins (1961);
          traveling salesman, won wherever he went. Famed as Yank skipper, feuds with Steinbrenner.

          Managing Record-------------------------------------------March 1, 1988
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-22-2009, 10:08 PM.

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          • Alfonso Ramon (Al) Lopez:

            Born: August 20, 1908, Tampa, FL
            Died: October 30, 2005, Tampa, FL, age 97

            Manager:
            Cleveland Indians (1951-56)
            Chicago White Sox (1957-69)

            Wife: Evelyn (Connie), born September 12, 1910, died September 29, 1983, Tampa, FL.

            Dodger catcher (1928,30-35), Braves catcher (1936-40), Pirates catcher (1940-46), Indians catcher 1947);
            Won AL pennants in 1954 (Indians), & 1959 (White Sox) to break up Stengel's 10 pennants in 12 yrs.!

            From 1951-65, a period of 15 yrs., El Senor came in 1st or 2nd every year except 3, 1960-62.

            Managing Record---May 6, 1956---------------------------------------1951-56
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-29-2011, 11:01 AM.

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            • Dorrel Norman Elvert (Whitey) Herzog

              Born: November 9, 1931, New Athens, IL
              Died: Still Alive

              Manager:
              Texas Rangers, 1973
              California Angels, 1974
              Kansas City Royals, 1975 - 1979
              St. Louis Cardinals, 1980 - 1990

              Coach:
              Kansas City Royals 1965
              Mets 1966
              California Angels, 1974-75.

              Mother: Lietta, born May 5, 1912, died December 14, 1982, New Athens, IL.

              AL OF, 1956-63;

              Managed 18 years with the Rangers (1973), Angels (1974), Royals (1975-79) and Cardinals (1980-90)…Served as GM in addition to manager duties during the 1980-81 seasons…As Cardinals' GM, acquired Willie McGee, Ozzie Smith and Bruce Sutter, large contributors to '82 World Series champions…Win total ranks 26th all-time…Six division championships, three with KC and three with St. Louis… Finished second and third three times each…Took all three Cardinals division winners to the World Series (11-5 in NLCS)…Each series went seven games, winning once (1982)…Resigned as manager in July 1990, became Cardinals' vice president and then the Angels' senior vice president for player personnel from September 1991 until January 1994…Awards: 1976 Manager of the Year by UPI and the Baseball Bulletin; 1982 Manager of the Year by The Sporting News and UPI; 1981 and 1982 Executive of the Year by The Sporting News; 1982 Man of the Year by The Sporting News; 1985 Manager of the Year by the BBWAA; and the 1980s Manager of the Decade by Sports Illustrated.
              Managing Record
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-28-2011, 10:48 AM.

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              • Thomas Charles (Tommy) Lasorda:

                Born: September 22, 1922, Norristown, PA
                Died: Still Alive

                Manager: Los Angeles Dodgers, 1976-1996

                Los Angeles Dodgers coach, 1973-1976

                Mother: Carmelia K, born January 13, 1907, died September 13, 1979, Norristown, PA.

                Won 9 Division titles & 5 seconds. And don't forget that 2000 Olympic WIN.
                Coached US mens baseball team at 2000 Sydney, Australia Olympics, won Gold Medal.---Managing Record

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                Anthony "Tony" Larussa, Jr.:

                Born: October 4, 1944, Tampa, FL
                Died: Still Alive

                Manager: Chicago White Sox, 1979 - 1986
                Oakland Athletics, 1986 - 1995
                St. Louis Cardinals, 1998 - 2003

                White Sox coach, 1978

                Gained fame with Oakland. Won 4 Divisions in 5 yrs.---Managing Record
                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-26-2011, 04:08 PM.

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                • Richard Hirschfeld Williams - AKA Dick Williams:

                  Born: May 7, 1928, St. Louis, MO
                  Died: July 7, 2011, Las Vegas, NV, age 82,---d. brain aneurysm.

                  Manager:
                  Boston Red Sox: 1967-1969
                  Oakland Athletics: 1971-73
                  California Angels, 1974-76
                  Montreal Expos, 1977-81
                  San Diego Padres, 1982-85
                  Seattle Mariners, 1986-88

                  ML Player: Dodgers, Orioles, Indians, A's, Red Sox.
                  Dick was a traveler. Made his name with A's and Montreal. Won a pennant and 4 Division titles.---Managing Record

                  ---------Skipper of the Red Sox, 1967-69-----------------Head Chief of the A's, 1971-73


                  August 21, 1984

                  Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-08-2011, 09:49 AM.

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                  • James Joseph (Jimmie) Dykes:

                    Born: November 10, 1896, Philadelphia, PA
                    Died: June 15, 1976, Philadelphia, PA, age 79, Buried at St. Dennis Cemetery, Havaertown, PA

                    Philadelphia Athletics 2B,1918-32
                    Chicago White Sox 3B, 1933-39

                    Managing History:

                    Chicago White Sox, 1934 - 1946
                    Philadelphia Athletics, 1951 -1953
                    Baltimore Orioles, 1954
                    Cincinnati Reds, 1958
                    Detroit Tigers, 1959 - 1960
                    Cleveland Indians, 1960 - 1961
                    -----------------------------------------
                    Coaching History:

                    Philadelphia Athletics, 1949 - 1950
                    Cincinnati Reds, 1955 - 1958
                    Pittsburgh Pirates, 1959
                    Milwaukee Braves, 1962
                    Kansas City Athletics, 1963 - 1964

                    1st Wife: Mary, born PA, 1898, died 1959, They married around 1920; 2nd Wife: Mildred Boyle; Son: James Joseph Dykes, Jr.: born May 2, 1922, died May 22, 1964, Havertown, PA; Son: Charles J., born October 22, 1923, died June 25, 1965, Upper Darby, PA; Daughter: Mary Theresa (Finnegan), born Philadelphia, PA, November 7, 1928, died June 16, 2000, Philadelphia, PA.

                    Traveling salesman. Came in 3rd or above only 3 times in all his years, proving even good managers require good players to win.

                    ---------------During his tenure as A's Manager, 1951-53.--------Managing Record


                    --------White Sox skipper, 1939-44--------------------------------A's Manager in 1951


                    ----------------Tigers' skipper, 1959-60.-------------------------------------------September, 1952.----------------------------------------1951.

                    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-17-2011, 09:59 AM.

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                    • William J. (Kid) Gleason:

                      Born: October 26, 1866, Philadelphia, PA
                      Died: January 2, 1933, Philadelphia, PA, age 66, d. heart ailment

                      Manager:
                      Chicago White Sox, 1919 - 1923

                      Coach:
                      Philadelphia Phillies, 1908 - 1911
                      Chicago White Sox, 1912 - 1914, 1916 - 1917
                      Philadelphia Athletics, 1926 - 1932

                      ML Pitcher:
                      Philadelphia (1888-91), Cardinals (1892-94), Baltimore(1894-95).

                      Went 1, 2 with the Black Sox in '19-20. Then 7, 5, 7 with the carcass of the White Sox. He was real brains behind White Sox win in '17. Rowlings was just for show.

                      March 25, 1922, San Antonio, TX---Managing Record---Baseball Biography Project, authored by Dan Lindner


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                      Adrian Constantine 'Cap' Anson:


                      Born: April 11, 1852, Marshalltown, IA
                      Died: April 14, 1922, Chicago, IL, age 70

                      Manager:
                      Chicago White Stockings (later Chicago Cubs), 1879 - 1897
                      New York Giants: 1898

                      ML 1B, 1871-1897, also played 118 games at 3B, assorted other positions occasionally. 1876-97 were spent with the Chicago White Stockings. He was known for his personal leadership qualities, and prowess as a hitter.

                      Came in top 2 11 out of 13 years. Slugging 1Bman helped his own cause. From 1892-98, could hardly reach 4th. His character marred by ugly racism.
                      Baseball Library Bio---Managing Record---Wikipedia: Cap Anson


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                      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 09-07-2009, 12:37 PM.

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                      • Frank Leroy Chance:

                        Born: September 9, 1877, Fresno, CA
                        Died: September 15, 1924, Los Angeles, CA, age 47,

                        Manager:
                        Chicago Cubs, 1905 - 1912
                        New York Yankees, 1913 - 1914
                        Boston Red Sox, 1923

                        NL 1B, 1898-1912
                        AL 1B, 1913-1914

                        From 1906-11 didn't finish lower than 2nd. Finished 1st 4 of 5 years.---Managing Record

                        ---------------------1911-12-------------------------------------------1913-14

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                        Fred Clifford Clarke:


                        Born: October 3, 1872, Winterset, IA
                        Died: August 14, 1960, Winfield, KS, age 87

                        Manager:
                        Louisville Colonets, 1897 - 1899
                        Pittsburgh Pirates, 1900 - 1915

                        Coach:
                        Pittsburgh Pirates, 1925

                        NL OF, 1894 - 1915

                        Won 4 pennants, between 1900-12, finished lower than 3rd only once.---Managing Record

                        ---------------------------1915--------------------------------------------------------1913-14--------------------------------------------------1901-06

                        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 08-22-2009, 09:55 PM.

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                        • Leo Ernest Durocher:

                          Born: July 27, 1905, West Springfield, MA
                          Died: October 7, 1991, Palm Springs, CA, age 86---Buried: Forrest Lawns, Hollywood Hills, CA

                          Manager:
                          Brooklyn Dodgers, 1939 - 1948
                          New York Giants, 1948 - 1955
                          Chicago Cubs, 1966 - 1972
                          Houston Astros, 1972 - 1973

                          Los Angeles Dodgers coach, 1961 - 1964

                          First Wife: Grace Dozier, born Dallas, TX, July 12, 1902, died November 15, 1987, St. Louis, MO. Married Leo, 1934, divorced 1943; Second wife: Lynne Walker Goldblatt; Third wife: Larraine Day, born October 13, 1920, Roosevelt, UT, died November 10, 2007. Lorraine married Leo in 1947, divorced from him, 1960. Lorraine was a successful TV / film actress.

                          Yankees shortstop (1925 - 1929), Reds (1930-33), Cardinals (1933-37), Dodgers (1938-41, 1943, 1945);
                          Slick glove, no hit. Sharpest, dapper dresser.

                          During last 2 wks of 1926/1927 seasons, can't tell from record books, but brought up by Yankees to sit on their bench but didn't get into any games. Ruth named him "the All-American Out", accused him of stealing an expensive wrist watch from Yankees' clubhouse. Managing Record

                          ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1941--------------------------------------------------1942-----------------------------------------July 1, 1946.


                          With wife Larraine Day.
                          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-31-2011, 11:52 AM.

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                          • George Lee 'Sparky' Anderson:

                            Born: February 22, 1934, Bridgewater, SD
                            Died: November 3, 2010, Thousand Oaks, CA, age 76,---d. complications of demenita

                            Manager:
                            Cincinnati Reds, 1970-78
                            Detroit Tigers, 1979-95

                            Phillies 2nd baseman;
                            San Diego coach, 1969

                            Father: LeRoy, born November 11, 1909, died May 17, 1984, Riverside, CA.

                            Was winner with Big Red Machine. Good manager with good players = success.

                            Managing Record-----1970-78---------------------------------------------1970-71


                            -----------2 shots from June 10, 1984-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------June 14, 1979


                            ----------Detroit skipper, 1979-95

                            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-29-2011, 03:56 PM.

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                            • Daniel Edward (Danny) Murtaugh:

                              Born: October 8, 1917, Chester, PA
                              Died: January 13, 1976, Chester, PA, age 59, d. heart attack, buried at St. Peter's & Paul's Cemetery, Springfield, PA

                              Manager:
                              Pittsburgh Pirates, 1957 - 1964, 1970 - 1971, 1973 - 1976

                              Coach:
                              Pittsburgh Pirates, 1956 - 1957

                              Son: Daniel E., born February 2, 1947, died September 13, 1982, Marcus Hook, PA.

                              Won 2 pennants and 2 Divisions. But also came in 4th or lower 7 times. Won World Series in 1960 & 1971.

                              Managing Record ------------------March, 1971


                              Gene William Mauch

                              Born: November 18, 1925, Salina, KS
                              Died: August 8, 2005, Rancho Mirage, CA

                              ML Player: 1944, 1947-52, 1956-57, infielder, mostly NL.

                              ML Manager:
                              Philadelphia Philles, 1960 - 1968
                              Montreal Expos: 1969 - 1975
                              Minnesota Twins: 1976 - 1980
                              California Angels: 1981 - 1982, 1985 - 1987

                              ML coach:
                              Kansas City, 1985

                              In his 27 year career as a ML manager, Gene was only able to finish higher than 4th place in 1964, 1976, 1980, 1982, 1985 and 1986.
                              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-28-2011, 02:48 PM.

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                              • George Tweedy Stallings:

                                Born: November 17, 1867, Augusta, GA
                                Died: May 13, 1929, Haddock, GA, age 61

                                Manager:
                                Philadelphia Phillies, 1897 - 1898
                                Detroit Tigers, 1901
                                New York Highlanders (Yankees), 1909 - 1910
                                Boston Braves, 1913 - 1920

                                Coach:
                                Brooklyn, 1890

                                Led his 1914 Boston Braves team, which was last mid-summer to World Champ. (Miracle Braves).

                                Managing Record--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Sitting in the visitor's dugout at Philadelphia's Shibe Park,
                                --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------before start of Game 2 of the 1914 World Series, October 10.
                                October 9, 1914, WS: Johnny Evers/George Stallings-------------------------------------------------On the left is RH P, Bill James, and the right is Dick Randoph.



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                                Frank Gibson Selee


                                Born: October 26, 1859, Amherst, NY
                                Died: July 5, 1909, Denver, CO, age 49, d. consumption (tuberculosis/TB)

                                Manager:
                                Boston Beaneaters (1890-1901)
                                Chicago Cubs (1902-05)

                                From 1891-99, finished lower than 3rd only twice.---Managing Record
                                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 05-28-2010, 06:21 PM.

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