William Edward Donovan (October 13, 1876 – December 9, 1923), nicknamed "Wild Bill", was an Americanpitcher and manager in Major League Baseball, primarily with the Detroit Tigers. His 1907 season, in which he went 25-4, was one of the many reasons the Tigers won their first World Series berth. Donovan's .862 won-loss percentage that year is still the franchise's best single-season mark. Born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, he died in Forsyth, New York in a train wreck while traveling to Chicago, Illinois. October 13 is the 286th day of the year (287th in leap years). ... 1876 is a leap year starting on Saturday. ... December 9 is the 343rd day (344th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... A baseball pitcher delivers the ball to home plate In baseball, the pitcher is the player who throws the baseball from the pitchers mound toward the catcher to begin each play, with the goal of retiring a batter who attempts to either make contact with it or draw a... 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. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1998-present) East Division (1969-1997) Major league titles World Series titles (4) 1984 â¢ 1968 â¢ 1945 â¢ 1935 AL Pennants (9) 1984 â¢ 1968 â¢ 1945 â¢ 1940 1935 â¢ 1934 â¢ 1909 â¢ 1908 1907 Central Division titles (0) None East Division Champs (3) 1987 â¢ 1984 â¢ 1972... The World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada, the culmination of the sports postseason each October. ... High Service Water Tower (1895), also called Tower Hill Water Tower, a notable eyecatcher or folly, named a Water Landmark in 1979 by the American Water Works Association. ... Official language(s) English Capital Albany Largest city New York City Area - Total - Width - Length - % water - Latitude - Longitude Ranked 27th 141,205 kmÂ² 455 km 530 km 13. ... Nickname: The Windy City Motto: Official website: http://egov. ...
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