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Miller Huggins

Miller Huggins (Baseball.  Born, Cincinnati, OH, Mar. 27, 1879; died, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 1929.)  As the on-field architect of the original Yankees dynasty, Miller James Huggins helped mold the image of the franchise that became baseball’s most dominant for close to a century.  In 1918, he was hired to handle a team that […]

Bucky Harris

Bucky Harris (Baseball.  Born, Port Jervis, NY, Nov. 8, 1876; died, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 8, 1977.)  Although he spent only two seasons of his 29-year major league managerial career with them, Stanley Raymond Harris guided the Yankees to the 1947 world championship.  Harris thus became only the third manager to win a World Series with […]

Art Fletcher

Art Fletcher (Baseball.  Born, Collinsville, IL, Jan. 5, 1885; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 6, 1950.)  Coming out of Dallas in the Texas League, Arthur Fletcher became the regular shortstop for Giants teams that won four N.L. pennants (1911-13, 1917).  After his playing career ended, Fletcher managed the hapless Phillies for four years (1923-26) and […]

Wild Bill Donovan

Wild Bill Donovan (Baseball.  Born, Lawrence, MA, Oct. 13, 1876; died, Forsyth, NY, Dec. 9, 1923.)  Nicknamed for his lack of control as a pitcher, William Edward Donovan was a modestly successful righthander for the Dodgers and a modestly unsuccessful manager for the Yankees.  Donovan first came to the majors with the N.L. Washington club […]

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