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Encyclopedia > Donie Bush

Owen Joseph Bush (October 8, 1887 - March 28, 1972) was a 16-season Major League Baseball player in the American League for the Detroit Tigers (1908-1921) and the Washington Senators (1921-1923). Bush was a solid hitting short stop and leadoff hitter (mostly) for his entire playing career, before stepping into a managing job, which he is now, probably, most remembered for. October 8 is the 281st day of the year (282nd in leap years). ... 1887 is a common year starting on Saturday (click on link for calendar). ... March 28 is the 87th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (88th in Leap years). ... 1972 was a leap year that started on a Saturday. ... Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in North America. ... 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. ... Detroit Tigers American League AAA Toledo Mud Hens AA Erie SeaWolves A Lakeland Tigers West Michigan Whitecaps Oneonta Tigers R GCL Tigers The Detroit Tigers are a Major League Baseball team based in Detroit, Michigan. ... The Washington Senators can refer to: The Washington Senators (officially named the Washington Nationals during the 1905–1956 seasons), an American League baseball team based in Washington, D.C. from 1901 to 1960. ... 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. ... 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. ...

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Teams

Player

  • Detroit Tigers (1908-21)
  • Washington Senators (1921-23)

16-year player


Manager

7-year manager Pittsburgh Pirates National League AAA Indianapolis Indians AA Altoona Curve A Lynchburg Hillcats Hickory Crawdads Williamsport Crosscutters R Bradenton Pirates The Pittsburgh Pirates are a Major League Baseball team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Cincinnati Reds National League AAA Louisville Bats AA Chattanooga Lookouts A Sarasota Reds Dayton Dragons R Billings Mustangs GCL Reds The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ...


Playing Overview

Bush was born in Indianapolis, Indiana. In his first full season, which was also arguably his best, he made his only World Series and lost. In the 1909 World Series, he was 7 for 22, a .318 BA with 0 home runs and 3 RBIs. Location in the state of Indiana Founded 1821 County Marion County Mayor Bart Peterson Area  - Total  - Water 966. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, 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. ... The 1909 World Series featured the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Detroit Tigers. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball statistics, a run batted in (RBI) is given to a batter for each run scored as the result of a batters plate appearance. ...


In the early 1910s, switch-hitting Bush was known as the king of the base on ball, walking over 80 times in each of his first seven full seasons. In 1909, 1910, 1911, 1912, and 1914, he led the league in the category. Oddly enough, when his career high came in 1915 (118), he finished 2nd in the league (behind Eddie Collins). Even stranger, that year he was also tied with two other players at the mark of 118 (Ty Cobb and Burt Shotton). He finished three seasons with over 110 walks. In baseball, a switch hitter (or switch-hitter) is a batter who is able to hit from both the right and left sides of the plate. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is credited to a batter and against a pitcher when a batter receives four pitches that the umpire calls balls. ... 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. ... See also: 1909 in sports, 1911 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 14th VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... See also: 1910 in sports, 1912 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing January 21 - The first Monte Carlo motor rally May 30 - At the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the first Indianapolis 500 ends with Ray Harroun becoming the first winner of the 500-mile auto race. ... See also: 1911 in sports, 1913 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 20: The Boston Red Sox open in the new Fenway Park with a 7-6, 11-inning win over the New York Highlanders before 27,000. ... See also: 1913 in sports, 1915 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball April 22 - Baltimore Orioles Babe Ruth, age 19, pitches his first professional game Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League Carlton wins the 18th VFL Premiership (Carlton 6. ... See also: 1914 in sports, 1916 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Carlton wins the 19th VFL Premiership (Carlton 11. ... Edward Trowbridge Collins Sr. ... Tyrus Raymond Cobb (December 18, 1886 in Royston, Georgia - July 17, 1961 in Atlanta, Georgia), usually known as Ty Cobb and nicknamed The Georgia Peach, was an American baseball player considered to be the greatest player of the Deadball Era (1900-1920), and perhaps of all time. ...


Considering how many times he walked, it was not hard to believe that his on-base percentage numbers were very good, but his numbers in this category were generally outstanding, especially considering his mediocre batting averages. He made the Top 10 in OBP, four times. In baseball statistics, on base percentage (OBP) (sometimes referred to as on base average (OBA)) is a measure of how often a batter gets to first base for any reason other than a fielding error or a fielders choice. ...


Bush also broke up a very noteworthy one-hitter. In what Babe Ruth once called the most thrilling game he played in, he one-hit the Tigers as the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, giving up just a scratch single to Bush. Ruth also had a single and a triple in the game to help himself, but the Sox won 1-0 on a triple by Chick Shorten. Ruth batting for the Yankees George Herman Ruth, (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), better known as Babe Ruth and also commonly known by the nicknames The Bambino and The Sultan of Swat, was an American baseball player and United States national icon. ... In baseball or softball, a starting pitcher, often abbreviated as starter, is the pitcher who pitches the first pitch to the first batter of a game. ... Boston Red Sox American League AAA Pawtucket Red Sox AA Portland Sea Dogs A Wilmington Blue Rocks Greenville Bombers Lowell Spinners R Gulf Coast Red Sox The Boston Red Sox are a Major League Baseball team located in Boston, Massachusetts. ... In baseball, a single is the act of a batter safely reaching first base by striking the ball and getting to first before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball, a triple is the act of a batter safely reaching third base by striking the ball and getting to third before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ...


Although his best season is arguable, in 1917 with Detroit, Bush batted .281 with 34 stolen bases and 112 runs scored. Although, it was his best season as far as batting average, his career-highs in SB's and Runs came earlier in his career: 53 SB (1909), 126 Runs (1911). See also: 1916 in sports, 1918 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - Collingwood wins the 21st VFL Premiership (Collingwood 9. ... Batting average is a statistic in both baseball and cricket measuring the performance of baseball hitters and cricket batsmen, respectively. ... The all-time stolen base leader, Rickey Henderson, swipes third in 1985 In baseball, a stolen base occurs when a baserunner successfully advances to the next base while the pitcher is delivering the ball to home plate. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ...


Although he played mainly short stop, he switched to playing second base sometimes in his final year with Detroit, and with Washington, he tried out third as well. However, out of 1936 career starts, he played short stop 1867 times. In a 16-season career, he batted .250 with 9 home runs and 436 RBIs in 1946 games.. His amazing 1158 career base on balls ranks him 55th on the all-time list. He accumulated 404 stolen bases and 1280 runs scored. He had .356 all-time on-base percentage with 186 doubles, 74 triples, and 1804 hits in 7210 career at bats. The position of the second baseman A second baseman often ranges onto the outfield grass to field a ground ball A second baseman is the baseball player guarding second base. ... The position of the third baseman A third baseman, abbreviated 3B, is the player in the sport of baseball whose responsibility is to defend the area nearest to third base, the third of four bases a baserunner must touch in a counterclockwise succession in order to score a run. ... In baseball, a home run is a base hit in which the batter is able to circle all the bases, ending at home plate and scoring a run, with no errors on the play that result in the batter achieving extra bases. ... In baseball, a double is the act of a batter safely reaching second base by striking the ball and getting to second before being made out, without the benefit of a fielders misplay (see error) or another runner being put out on a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, a hit (denoted by H), sometimes called a base hit, is credited to a batter when he safely reaches first base after batting the ball into fair territory, without the benefit of an error or a fielders choice. ... In baseball statistics, an at bat (AB) is used to calculate other data such as batting average. ...


Not until Kenny Lofton stole 66 bases in 1992 as a rookie, did Bush's American League rookie record of 52 steals get broken. His 404 career steals are 63rd all-time. Kenneth Lofton (born May 31, 1967 in East Chicago, Indiana) is a Major League Baseball center fielder who plays with the Philadelphia Phillies. ... See also: 1991 in sports, other events of 1992, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... Rookie is a term for a person who is in their first year of play of their sport and has little or no experience. ...


Managerial Overview

Although he only managed for 7 seasons, and only 6 not as a player-manager, most say Bush will always be known for managing first.


Bush managed three different teams in his career, most notably, the Pirates from 1927 to 1929, where he led them to the 1927 World Series where they were crushed by the 1927 Yankees considered one of the best baseball teams of all-time. During the World Series, he benched Hall-of-Famer Kiki Cuyler for a minor spat the two had had. Some said it was a grave mistake. 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... 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. ... The New York Yankees beat the Pittsburgh Pirates in 4 games. ... A view of the playing field at Busch Stadium in St. ... In baseball, the World Series is the championship series of Major League Baseball in North America, 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. ... The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related... Hazen Shirley Kiki Cuyler (August 30, 1898 - February 11, 1950) was a Major League Baseball player from 1921 until 1938. ...


In his managerial career, he was 497-539 in 1045 career games, a .480 winning percentage. His best time as a manager came in Pittsburgh when he went 246-178, a .580 WP for them, leading them to a 1st place finish and a 2nd place finish, although he did not complete that year.


Bush went on to manage and own a Triple-A team in his home town of Indianapolis. He later scouted for the Red Sox and worked with the Chicago White Sox, completeing 65 years in organized baseball. Part of the History of baseball series. ... Chicago White Sox American League AAA Charlotte Knights AA Birmingham Barons A Winston-Salem Warthogs Kannapolis Intimidators R Bristol White Sox Great Falls White Sox The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ...


Donie Bush died in Indianapolis at St. Vincent's Hospital after becoming ill while visiting spring training camps in Florida. He was 85. A Grapefruit League game at the LA Dodgers camp in Vero Beach, Florida In Major League Baseball, spring training is a series of exhibition games which precedes the regular season. ... State nickname: Sunshine State, Everglade State Other U.S. States Capital Tallahassee Largest city Jacksonville Governor Jeb Bush Official languages English Area 170,451 km² (22nd)  - Land 137,374 km²  - Water 30,486 km² (17. ...


Bush Stadium in Indianapolis used to be named Victory Field. It was changed to honor Donie Bush.


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