Description : In 1924, at the age of 27, manager and second baseman Stanley “Bucky” Harris—aka “The Boy Wonder”—led the Washington Senators to their only World Series championship. His incredible debut season at the helm of the Senators marked the beginning of remarkable 29-year managerial career that earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This detailed biography chronicles Harris’s road to the top of his sport, including his youth in the coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania, his brief stint in professional basketball, his early days as a baseball player, his 1947 world championship as manager of the Yankees, and his role in the racial integration of both the Senators and the Boston Red Sox. By highlighting Harris’ easy-going nature and intelligence, this profile makes it perfectly clear why one player being traded to Harris’ Senators declared, “Ask any ballplayer who he’d like to play for and he’d say Bucky Harris.”
Description : High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris (November 8, 1896 - November 8, 1977) was a Major League Baseball player, manager and executive. In 1975, the Veterans Committee elected Harris, as a manager, to the Baseball Hall of Fame.
Description : Provides a close-up look at every position on every major-league team, past and present, to answer controversial questions about the best and worst players in the major leagues and offers fascinating new insights into the careers of players, both famous and obscure. Original. 50,000 first printing.
Description : An addictive read that is sure to spark conversation wherever baseball is spoken, this updated edition of The Baseball Maniac’s Almanac is part reference, part trivia, part brain teaser, and absolutely the most unusual and thorough compendium of baseball stats and facts ever assembled—all verified for accuracy by the Baseball Hall of Fame. In its pages, renowned sportswriter Bert Randolph Sugar presents thousands of fascinating lists, tables, data, and stimulating facts. Inside, you’ll find: Highest batting averages not to win batting titles Home-run leaders by state of birth Players on last-place teams leading the league in RBIs, by season Most triples by position, season Winners of two “legs” of triple crown since last winner Oldest pitchers with losing record, leading league in ERA Career pitching leaders under six feet tall Managers replaced wile team was in first place Hall of Famers whose sons played in the majors Players with palindromic surnames And so much more! Not just a collection of facts or records, this is a book of glorious fun that will astound even the most bookish baseball fan. Read up and amaze your friends!
Description : Why is baseball the only team sport whose managers wear a uniform? Which two managers have led three different teams to the World Series? Who was the last player-manager? Which managers' uniform numbers have been retired? What happened when Ted Turner took over as manager after Atlanta had posted 16 consecutive losses? These and many more questions are answered in Bob Bloss'sBaseball Managers. The perfect book to have for settling a baseball argument, it contains records of each of the more than 400 twentieth-century managers. It traces managing evolution from the original Cincinnati Red Stockings to the Arizona Diamondbacks and from the early days of player-managers and their fourteen-man squads to today's relentless fan and media second-guessing and the emergence of free agency—which now often forces managers to enter battle with teams vastly restructured from the previous season. With chapters on controversial managerial decisions Hall-of-Fame manager profiles and oddball managerial situations, humorous and sometimes poignant anecdotes, and many useful tables listing managers alphabetically, by teams, and by winning percentages,Baseball Managersis a fascinating compilation of statistics, trivia, and memories. Author note:Bob Blossis a freelance baseball journalist who began his writing career in 1960. He has played the role of announcer as well as reporter and is a member of the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association and SABR, the Society of American Baseball Research. Once a slow, second-string high school outfielder in Erie, PA, who could hit a curve ball only when he knew it was coming—and then not very far—Bloss now chronicles baseball and baseball managing.
Description : The Washington Senators have a special place in baseball history as one of the most unsuccessful teams ever to play the game. The Nats (as headline writers had dubbed them by midcentury) got their start in 1901 thanks to Byron Bancroft "Ban" Johnson and endured 71 up-and-down seasons in the American League, which was created at the same time as the Washington ballclub. This huge work exhaustively chronicles the capricious history of the Washington Senators from the beginning to the end in 1971, with detailed information on the management and players who kept the organization going in good and bad times. Insights on how the team fit into the American League as well as statistics covering the team's records throughout its existence and the lifetime records of all members of the Baseball Hall of Fame who played with the Washington Senators are also provided.
Description : Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 25. Chapters: Chuck Connors, Whitey Ford, Lew Burdette, Buddy Rosar, Aaron Robinson, Gus Triandos, Bucky Harris, Bill Virdon, Jim Coates, Bob Alexander, Vic Raschi, Jack Phillips, Johnny Neun, Bob Martyn, Art Devlin, Charlie Babb, Bill Lindsay, Jim Turner, Frank Oceak, Bud Metheny, Don Bessent, Arch McCarthy, Al Cicotte, Jerry Lynch, Duke Brett, Joe Collins, Steve Brodie, Don Leppert, George Dickey, Ferrell Anderson, Snake Henry, Wally Burnette, Herb Plews, Buddy Hassett, Jake Volz, Owen Kahn, Lou Skizas, Elmer Bowman, Tubby Spencer, Buzz Boyle, Bunny Roser, Garton del Savio, Ken Jones, Milo Candini, Buck Hopkins, Lloyd Merritt, Moe Thacker, Ralph Hamner, Win Clark, Dick Tettelbach, Red Munson, Claude Corbitt, Bob Vail, Don Hasenmayer, Bill Otey, Mike Dejan, Willy Fetzer, John Hinton, She Donahue, Carr Smith, Charlie Jordan, Frank McCue. Excerpt: Chuck Connors (April 10, 1921 - November 10, 1992) was an American actor, writer, and professional basketball and baseball player. His best known role from his forty-year film career was Lucas McCain in the 1960s ABC hit Western series The Rifleman. Connors was born Kevin Joseph Connors in Brooklyn, New York, second of two children and only son of Allan and Marcella Connors, emigrants from the Dominion of Newfoundland. He was raised Roman Catholic and served as an altar boy at the Basilica of Our Lady of Perpetual Help in the Sunset Park neighborhood of Brooklyn. His sister found out Connors didn't like his first name and was looking at a number of possible first-name changes: he tried out "Lefty" and "Stretch" before settling on "Chuck," because while playing first base, he would always yell, "Chuck it to me, baby, chuck it to me!" to the pitcher. The rest of his teammates and fans soon caught on and the name stuck. He loved the Dodgers despite their losing record during the 1930s. Conn...
Description : Everything fans need ever want to know about professional baseball in 1996 can be found in the "Baseball Guide", including previews of the 1997 season, plus baseball's history with all-time award winners, team-by-team data, and a Hall of Fame list. 28 charts & diagrams.
Description : Gathers team and individual records for batting, base running, fielding, and pitching, in regular season, All-Star, Pennant, and World Series games.