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  • ------------------------------------Some of the Prominent Managers of Baseball:

    1. Connie Mack - Pirates (1894-96), Phil. A's ('01-50) BB's closest thing to a saintly person.

    2. John J. McGraw - Balt. (1899-1902), NY Giants (1902-32); From '03-31, 28 yrs., came in lower than 3rd only 5 times.

    3. Ned Hanlon - 1899-1907 - Pirates, Orioles, Dodgers, Reds - invented inside BB, spread it through McGraw, Jennings, Robinson, etc.

    4. Casey Stengel - Brooklyn (1934-36), Braves (1938-43), Yankees (1949-60), Mets (1962-65) colorful, tactical wiz.

    5. Miller Huggins - Cardinals (1913-17), Yankees (1918-29), 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.

    6. Joe McCarthy - Cubs (1926-30), Yankees (1931-46), Red Sox ( 1948-50). The Joe Torre of the 30's. Top talent, merely had to do pitching staffs, pinch hitting options. Consistent winner, but with such top talent, hard to gauge his smarts. 9 pennants, 7 WS titles. But had Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Gomez, DiMag AND T. Williams.

    7. Al Lopez - Cleveland (1951-56), White Sox (1957-65, '68-69). After long ML catching career, he broke up Stengel's 50's hegemony. Won pennants in '54 & '59. His Indians won 111 games in '54.

    8. Joe Torre - Mets (1977-81), Braves (1982-84), Cardinals (1990-95), Yankees (1996-present). Covered some ground before arriving in Big Apple. Hard to better his record since. Resembles and behaves like Joe McCarthy. Has never been known to move a muscle during game. But his owner will buy him whatever he murmurs. It must be nice.

    9. Bobby Cox - Atlanta (1978-81, '90-present), Toronto (1981-85). Since 1991, all he's done is win.

    10. Leo Durocher - Dodgers (1939-48), Giants (1948-55), Cubs (1966-72), Astros (1972-73). Won pennants in '41, '51, '54. Suspended all of 1947 for saying BB had Mafia ties. Very sharp, natty dresser. Impeccable suits. Leo loved his silk & jewelry. Was like father to Willie Mays.

    11. Walt Alston - Dodgers (1954-76). 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.

    12. Billy Martin - 1969, 1971-83, '85, '88 - traveling salesman, won wherever he went. Famed as Yank skipper, feuds with Steinbrenner.

    13. Whitey Herzog - KC (1975-79), Cardinals (1980-90). Everywhere he went, he won. Like B. Martin.

    14. Sparky Anderson - Reds (1970-78), Tigers (1980-95). Was winner with Big Red Machine. Good manager with good players = success.

    15. Dick Williams - (1967-69, '71-88), Red Sox, A's, Angels, Montreal, Padres, Mariners. Dick was a traveler. Made his name with A's and Montreal. Won a pennant and 4 Division titles.

    16. Tony Larussa - White Sox (1979-86), Oakland (1986-95), Cardinals (1996-present). Gained fame with Oakland. Won 4 Divisions in 5 yrs.

    17. Cap Anson - White Sox (1879-97). Came in top 2 11 out of 13 yrs. Slugging 1Bman helped his own cause. From 1892-98, could hardly reach 4th.

    18. Tommy LaSorda - Dodgers (1976-96). Won 9 Division titles & 5 seconds. And don't forget that Olympic WIN.

    19. Frank Chance - Cubs (1905-12), Highlanders (1913-14), Red Sox ('23). From '06-11 didn't finish lower than 2nd. Finished 1st 4 of 5 yrs.

    20. Fred Clarke - Louisville (1897-99), Pirates (1900-15). Won 4 pennants, between 1900-12, finished lower than 3rd only once.

    21. Earl Weaver - Baltimore (1968-82, '85-86). 6 Division titles. Between '68-82, finished lower than 3rd only twice, and in top 2 12 times.

    22. Frank Selee - Braves (1890-01), Reds (1902-05) - From 1891-99, finished lower than 3rd only twice.

    23. George Stallings - Braves (1913-20), Famed for '14 win.

    24. Kid Gleason - White Sox (1919-23). 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.

    25. Danny Murtaugh - Pirates (1957-64, '67, '70-71, '73-76. Won 2 pennants and 2 Divisions. But also came in 4th or lower 7 times.

    26. Charlie Grimm - Cubs (1932-38, '44-49, '60), Braves (1952-56). After long 1B career, when with Cubs initially, ran off 2, 3, 3, 1, 2, 2, 3. Later with Braves ran off 2, 3, 2.

    27. Bill McKechnie - Pirates (1922-26), Cardinals (1928-29), Braves (1930-37), Reds (1938-46). Managed Federals in '15. Won pennants in '25, '28, '39, '40. Came in lower than 4th 14 times.

    28. Billy Southworth - Cardinals ('29, '40-45), Braves (1947-51) - From '41, went 2, 1, 1, 2.

    29. Jimmy Dykes - White Sox (1934-46), traveling salesman after that. Came in 3rd or above only 3 times in all his yrs.

    30. Bucky Harris - 1924-43, '47-48, '50-56. Major traveling salesman. Won 3 pennants. Spent 24 yrs. at 4th or lower.
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    Cornelius Alexander McGillicuddy (Connie Mack)

    Born: December 22, 1862, East Brookfield, MA
    Died: February 6, 1956, Philadelphia, PA (Germantown), age 93

    Manager:
    Pittsburgh Pirates, 1894-96
    Philadelphia Athletics, 1901 - 1950

    NL catcher, 1886-96
    Philadelphia Athletics owner, from around the 1940's - early 1950's.

    Baseball's closest thing to a saintly person.

    Connie's bio as it appeared in 1933's Who's Who
    in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson.


    Connie's Managing Record---Wikipedia---1929


    ---------------------------1929-----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1930


    Connie Mack/Lou Comiskey: 1930's------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1929

    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-25-2011, 10:11 AM.

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    • John Joseph McGraw:

      Born: April 7, 1873, Truxton, NY
      Died: February 25, 1934, New Rochelle, NY, age 60,---d. internal hemorrhage caused by uremia.

      Manager:
      Baltimore Orioles, 1899, 1901 - 1902
      New York Giants, 1902 - 1932

      ML 3B, 1891-06:
      W/Connie Mack, greatest manager all time.

      From 1903 - 31, 28 yrs., came in lower than 3rd only 5 times! Almost impossible record to beat!
      Came 1st 12 times, 2nd 10 times. Abrasive, colorful, dictatorial. New Cathedral Cem., Baltimore, MD.

      Managing Record---Wikipedia: John McGraw
      --------------------1911 World Series


      --- John J. shakes with Connie Mack before the 1911 World Series.

      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-21-2011, 01:00 PM.

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      • Edward Hugh (Ned) Hanlon

        Born: August 22, 1857, Montville, CT
        Died: April 14, 1937, Richmond, VA, age 79
        Buried: New Cathedral cemetery, Baltimore, MO

        Cleveland OF (1880), Detroit (1881-88), Pittsburgh (1889-91), Baltimore (1892)

        Manager:
        Pittsburgh manager (1889-91)
        Baltimore manager (1892-98)
        Brooklyn manager (1899-1906)
        Reds manager (1906-07)

        Hanlon, not McGraw developed inside tactics; hit & run, the squeeze, hit behind the runner, double steal, which singularly raised the level of play. He developed John McGraw, Wilbur Robinson, Hughie Jennings, Kid Gleason, Willie Keeler, Kelley, Bowerman. Won 4 pennants in row, 1894-97.

        Ned was the principle share-holder in the Baltimore Federal L. team. Was also involved in ownership of the Baltimore Orioles. As the owner/manager of the Baltimore Orioles, Ned bought some of the remaining stock in the Brooklyn Dodgers after the 1898 season, and took the best Baltimore players to the Brooklyn team.

        BB Reference---Wikipedia

        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-27-2011, 11:36 AM.

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        • Charles Dillion Stengel---AKA Casey Stengel

          Born: July 30, 1890, Kansas City, MO
          Died: September 29, 1975, Glendale, CA, age 85

          Manager:
          Dodgers' manager, 1934-36
          Boston Braves' manager 1938-43
          Yankees' manager, 1949-60
          Mets' manager, 1962-65
          Dodgers' coach, 1932-33

          NL OF (1912-25),

          Wife: Edna M, born Michigan, August 12, 1894, died February 3, 1978, Glendale, CA. They married in 1924.

          Casey (& Mack) proved that a manager needs the team to win. With good teams, he won, without them he couldn't. Delightfully colorful. The Yankees' brass fired Casey following their 1960 World Series loss to the Pittsburgh Pirates. When facing the reporters, Casey quipped, "I'll never make the mistake of being 70 again."

          Managing Record
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 01-17-2011, 09:23 AM.

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          • Joseph Vincent McCarthy:

            Born: April 21, 1887, Philadelphia, PA
            Died: January 13, 1978, Buffalo, NY, age 90

            Manager:
            Chicago Cubs, 1926 - 1930
            New York Yankees, 1931 - 1946
            Boston Red Sox, 1948 - 1950

            The Joe Torre of the 30's. Top talent, merely had to manage pitching staffs, pinch hitting options. Consistent winner, but with such top talent, hard to gauge his smarts. 9 pennants, 7 WS titles. But had Ruth, Gehrig, Dickey, Lazzeri, Pennock, Gomez, DiMag AND T. Williams.

            In his 24 big-league seasons, Joe won 9 pennants and 7 World Championships, compiled a ML best .615 Won-Lost record, and best career World Series W-L %, .698. From 1907-25, had a very active minor league career as player/manager.

            -----------------1931--------------------------------Just before the 1932 WS against the Cubs-----------------1929, skipper of the Cubs---Managing Record


            Jake Ruppert (Yankees' owner) /Joe McCarthy, 1937.
            Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-26-2011, 01:10 PM.

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            • Joseph Paul (Joe) Torre:

              Born: July 18, 1940, Brooklyn, NY
              Died: Still Alive

              Manager:
              New York Mets, 1977 - 1981
              Atlanta Braves, 1982 - 1984
              St. Louis Cardinals, 1990 - 1995
              New York Yankees, 1996 - 2007
              Los Angeles Dodgers, 2008 - present

              ML Career: Atlanta Braves, 1960 - 1968; St. Louis Cardinals/Mets IF, 1969 - 1977

              Covered some ground before arriving in Big Apple. Hard to better his record since. Resembles and behaves like Joe McCarthy. Has never been known to move a muscle during game. But his owner will buy him whatever he murmurs. It must be nice.---Managing Record
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 07-26-2010, 05:42 PM.

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              • Robert Joseph (Bobby) Cox:

                Born: May 21, 1941, Tulsa, OK
                Died: Still Alive

                Manager:
                Atlanta Braves (1978 - 1985, 1990 - present)

                New York Mets' coach, 1978;
                Had been New York Yankee 3B, 1968 - 1969

                Since 1991, all he's done is win.---Managing Record

                April 5, 2006, against the Dodgers

                Last edited by Bill Burgess; 03-16-2009, 02:58 PM.

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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

                              -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              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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