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Chalmer Luman Harris (January 17, 1915 - November 11, 1996) was an American right-handed pitcher, coach, manager and scout in Major League Baseball. Jump to: navigation, search January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1915 was a common year starting on Friday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search November 11 is the 315th day of the year (316th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 50 days remaining. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1996 is a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ... 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 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 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. ... Professional sports scouts are trained talent evaluators who travel extensively for the purposes of watching athletes play their chosen sports and determining whether their set of skills and talents represent what is needed by the scouts organization. ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ...


Born in New Castle, Alabama, his playing career began with the Atlanta Crackers of the A1 Southern Association in 1937. The following year, catcher Paul Richards became Atlanta's player-manager, and he and Harris began a decades-long association in the game. State nickname: Camellia State, The Heart of Dixie¹, Yellowhammer State, The Roy Moore State Other U.S. States Capital Montgomery Largest city Birmingham Governor Bob Riley (R) Senators Richard Shelby (R) Jeff Sessions (R) Official languages English Area 52,423 mi²/135,775 km² (30th)  - Land 50,750 mi²/131... The Atlanta Crackers were a minor league baseball team that played in the Southern League for several decades until the Atlanta Braves moved from Milwaukee in 1966 and became the first major league baseball team based in the Southeastern United States. ... The Southern Association was a higher-level minor league in American organized baseball from 1902 through 1961. ... The position of the catcher Catcher is also a general term for a fielder who catches the ball in cricket. ... Paul Rapier Richards (November 21, 1908 - May 4, 1986) was an American player, manager, scout and executive in Major League Baseball. ...


Harris compiled a 35-63 record with a 4.16 earned-run average in 151 American League games with the Philadelphia Athletics and (briefly) Washington Senators from 1941-47. The remainder of his major league career would be spent working in tandem with Richards, initially as a coach with the Chicago White Sox (1951-54), Baltimore Orioles (1955-61), and Houston Colt .45s (1962-64). In each case he worked under Richards, who was either his manager, general manager, or (in Baltimore from 1955-58) both. In baseball statistics, earned run average (ERA) is the mean of earned runs given up by a pitcher per nine innings pitched. ... 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. ... This article is about the baseball team currently active in the American League. ... The Minnesota Twins are a Major League Baseball team based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Chicago White Sox are a Major League Baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Baltimore Orioles are a Major League Baseball team based in Baltimore, Maryland. ... Jump to: navigation, search The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ...


In 1965, he was promoted by Richards to manager of the newly rechristened Houston Astros, serving for the team's debut season in the Astrodome. It was actually his second major league managerial post: he had briefly managed Baltimore in September 1961 when Richards resigned to take the front office reins of the expansion franchise in Houston. The Reliant Astrodome, formerly just the Astrodome, is a domed sports stadium in Houston, Texas, and is part of the Reliant Park complex. ... See also: 1960 in sports, other events of 1961, 1962 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Marvin Panch won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the driving championship Formula One...


After Richards became vice president for baseball operations (in effect, general manager) of the Atlanta Braves of the National League during 1966, Harris followed as manager of AAA Richmond, and, then, from 1968 to the middle of the 1972 season, as manager of the big-league Braves. Harris led Atlanta to the first-ever NL Western Division championship in 1969, but his Braves lost the National League Championship Series to the eventual world champion New York Mets in three straight games. Jump to: navigation, search The Atlanta Braves are a Major League Baseball team based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... This article refers to the American baseball league. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 20 - The Baseball Writers Association of America voters elect Ted Williams to the Hall of Fame. ... The Richmond Braves are the AAA team of the Atlanta Braves and are part of the International League. ... This article is currently under construction // This year in baseball Events January 21 - Stan Musial and Roy Campanella are voted into the Hall of Fame by BBWAA members. ... Jump to: navigation, search In Major League Baseball, the National League Championship Series (NLCS) determines who wins the National League pennant and advances to baseballs championship, the World Series, facing the winner of the American League Championship Series. ... Jump to: navigation, search // Franchise history In 1957 the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants abandoned New York for California, leaving the largest city in the United States without a National League franchise. ...


When the Braves slumped, Richards was fired during the 1972 season, and Harris was replaced as manager by former Braves third baseman Eddie Mathews. Harris' final major league managerial record was 466-488. 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. ... Edwin Lee Mathews (October 13, 1931 - February 18, 2001) was a Major League Baseball star player born in Texarkana, Texas. ...


Harris died of diabetes at age 81 in Pell City, Alabama. This article is about the disease that features high blood sugar. ... Pell City is a city located in St. ...


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Lum Harris - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (358 words)
Harris compiled a 35-63 record with a 4.16 earned-run average in 151 American League games with the Philadelphia Athletics and (briefly) Washington Senators from 1941-47.
Harris led Atlanta to the first-ever NL Western Division championship in 1969, but his Braves lost the National League Championship Series to the eventual world champion New York Mets in three straight games.
Harris died of diabetes at age 81 in Pell City, Alabama.
Benjamin Christopher Harris (2170 words)
Anna Louisiana [Ivey] Harris was found with her parents in the 1850 Scott County census; and in 1860 I found the orphaned Louisiana Ivy at the age of fifteen living with her sister and brother-in-law in Scott County.
Missouri Forgia Harris Cloninger wrote in 1961 that all of her brothers and sisters were deceased by November 1961.
Robert (Bob) Matthew Harris was born December 29, 1868 in Scott County and died October 29, 1915 in Scott County in a cotton gin accident at the age of 46.
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