Bucky Harris; A Biography of Baseball's Boy Wonder

Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2011. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Trade paperback. vi, 314 pages. Appendix. Chapter Notes. Bibliography. Index. Inscribed by the author on the half-title page. Inscription reads Ted, Our books go together well. Good luck with yours. Jack Smiles. Business card of Ted Leavengood laid in. Ted Leavengood is the author of Clark Griffith, the Old Fox of Washington Baseball, Ted Williams and the 1969 Senators, The Last Winning Season, and The 2005 Washington Nationals. He was a retired federal official. Jack Smiles is a former full time newspaper sports and feature writer a currently a feature correspondent for Times Shamrock Communications and a freelancer. He lives in Wyoming, Pennsylvania with his wife Diane. They have a daughter Sadie who works as Correspondent Specialist in the office of the governor of Pennsylvania. Jack is the author of 3 books: “Ee-Yah”: The Life and Times of Hughie Jennings, Baseball Hall of Famer; Big Ed Walsh: The Life and Times of a Spitballing Hall of Famer; and Bucky Harris: A Biography of Baseball’s Boy Wonder. Stanley Raymond "Bucky" Harris (November 8, 1896 – November 8, 1977) was an American professional baseball second baseman, manager and executive. While Harris played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Washington Senators and Detroit Tigers, it was his managerial career that led to his enshrinement in the Baseball Hall of Fame, elected as a manager by the Veterans Committee, in 1975. Harris managed 29 seasons, fourth most in MLB history. In his tenure as manager for five teams, Harris won over 2,150 games, three league pennants and two World Series championships. 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." Condition: Very good.

Keywords: Bucky Harris, Stanley Harris, Washington Senators, Detroit Tigers, Managers, World Series, Walter Johnson, Clark Griffith, Roger Peckinpaugh, Firpo Marberry, Ossie Bluege, Joe DiMaggio

ISBN: 9780786441600

[Book #86056]

Price: $125.00

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