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Arthur Fletcher (January 5, 1885 - February 6, 1950) was a shortstop, manager and coach in American Major League Baseball. Fletcher was associated with two New York baseball dynasties: the Giants of John McGraw as a player; and the Yankees of Miller Huggins and Joe McCarthy as a coach. Jump to: navigation, search January 5 is the 5th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1885 is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Jump to: navigation, search February 6 is the 37th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1950 was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The position of the shortstop A shortstop moves to his left, toward the center of the field, to play a ground ball Shortstop, abbreviated SS, is the baseball fielding position between second and third base. ... Jump to: navigation, search In baseball, the head coach of a team is called the manager; this individual controls matters of team strategy on the field and team leadership. ... In the baseball game, the coach is a member of the team at bat stationed near first or third base to signal and direct the runners and batters. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Midtown Manhattan, looking north from the Empire State Building, 2005 New York City (officially named the City of New York) is the most populous city in the state of New York and the entire United States. ... The San Francisco Giants are a Major League Baseball team based in San Francisco, California. ... John McGraw on a 1909-1911 American Tobacco Company baseball card. ... Jump to: navigation, search The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Jump to: navigation, search Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879 – September 25, 1929), nicknamed Mighty Mite, was a Major League Baseball player and manager. ... Joseph Vincent McCarthy (April 21, 1887 - January 13, 1978) was an American manager in Major League Baseball, most renowned for his leadership of the Bronx Bombers teams of the New York Yankees from 1931 to 1946. ...


Born in Collinsville, Illinois, Fletcher came to the Giants in 1909 and became the club's regular shortstop two years later. He played in four World Series while performing for McGraw (1911, 1912, 1913 and 1917). Traded to the Philadelphia Phillies in the midst of the 1920 season, he retired after the 1922 campaign with a 1,534 hits and a .277 batting average. He batted and threw righthanded. Collinsville is a city located in Madison County, Illinois and partially in St. ... See also: 1908 in sports, 1910 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball The Pittsburgh Pirates defeat the Detroit Tigers, four games to three, in the World Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, played in October after the end of the regular season between the pennant winner of the American League and the pennant winner of the National League. ... Jump to: navigation, search In the 1911 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... Jump to: navigation, search In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants in 8 games. ... Jump to: navigation, search In the 1913 World Series, the Philadelphia Athletics beat the New York Giants in 5 games. ... The Chicago White Sox beat the New York Giants in 6 games. ... * Division notes: In 1981, the Phillies finished with the best record in the Eastern Division prior to stoppage of play in the middle of the season due to the players strike, which forced the season to be split into two halves. ... See also: 1919 in sports, 1921 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 3 - Boston Red Sox owner Harry Frazee sells Babe Ruth to the New York Yankees for $125,000 and a $350,000 loan, beginning The curse of the Bambino. This was the prelude... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when the batter safely reaches first base after hitting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ...


In 1923 he replaced Kaiser Wilhelm as manager of the seventh-place Phillies and led the club through four losing seasons, bookended by last-place finishes in 1923 and 1926. Finally, in October 1926, he was replaced as pilot by Stuffy McInnis. See also: 1922 in sports, 1924 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing First 24 hours of Le Mans won by André Lagache and René Leonard Football (American) Canton Bulldogs win National Football League title Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Essendon wins the 27th VFL... Jump to: navigation, search Kaiser Wilhelm, born Irvin Key Wilhelm in Wooster, Ohio (January 26, 1874 - May 26, 1936) was a pitcher and manager in Major League Baseball. ... John Phalen (Stuffy) McInnis (September 19, 1890 - February 16, 1960) was a first baseman and manager in Major League Baseball. ...


Fletcher then began a 19-year tenure (1927-45) as a coach for the Yankees. There (beginning with the 1927 edition of the Yanks, by many estimates the greatest baseball team of all time) he would participate on ten American League pennant wInners and nine World Series champions. On a tragic note, he served as the acting manager of Yankees for the last 11 games of the 1929 season when Huggins was fatally stricken with blood poisoning. He won six of those 11 games, to compile a career major league managing record of 237-383 (.382). See also: 1926 in sports, 1928 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football ([cvvvvvvv[American Football|American]]) New York Giants win National Football League title You are a Gay bo! Golf First Ryder Cup held in United States beats Britain 9 1/2 to 2 1/2... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... See also: 1928 in sports, 1930 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball January 22: The New York Yankees announce they will put numbers on the backs of their uniforms, becoming the first baseball team to engage in continuous use of numbers. ...


Fletcher retired after the 1945 season and died in 1950 in Los Angeles, California, at the age of 65. The City of Los Angeles (from Spanish Los Ángeles , meaning the angels), also known as L.A., is the second-largest city in the United States in terms of population, as well as one of the worlds most important economic, cultural, and entertainment centers. ...


References

  • The Baseball Encyclopedia
  • BaseballLibrary.com

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