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Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879September 25, 1929), nicknamed "Mighty Mite", was a Major League Baseball player and manager. He managed the powerhouse New York Yankee teams of the 1920s and won six American League pennants and three World Series championships. March 27 is the 86th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (87th in Leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1879 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search MLB logo Major League Baseball (MLB) is the highest level of play in professional baseball in the world. ... 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. ... The New York Yankees are a Major League baseball team based in The Bronx, New York City. ... Sometimes referred to as the Jazz Age or primarily in North America as the Roaring Twenties. // Events and trends Since the closing of the 20th Century, the 1920s has drawn close associations with the 1990s, and particularly in the United States. ... 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. ... 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. ...


As a player, Huggins joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1904 as a second baseman. Despite his short stature (5-foot-6-inches), or perhaps because of it, Huggins proved very adept at getting on base. Over a 13-year career which shifted to St. Louis in 1910, he led the league in walks four times and regularly posted an on base percentage near .400. He scored 100 or more runs three times and regularly stole 30 or more bases. He finished his career with 324 swipes. The Cincinnati Reds are a Major League Baseball team based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... See also: 1903 in sports, 1905 in sports and the list of years in sports. Baseball May 5: Boston Americans ace Cy Young pitched the second of his three no-hitters, a 3-0 perfect game against the Philadelphia Athletics and pitcher Rube Waddell (the final batter he faced). ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search * World Champion notes: St. ... 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. ... In baseball statistics, a base on balls (BB), also called a walk, is used in baseball to track the performance of pitchers and batters. ... 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. ... In baseball, a run is scored when a player advances safely around all three bases and returns safely to home plate. ... 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. ...


Huggins became a player-manager for St. Louis in 1913. Although as St. Louis's manager until 1917 he didn't find any substantial success (they never finished higher than 3rd), he was able to build on his experience as the manager of a budding New York Yankee team beginning in 1918. As the Yankees skipper until his death in 1929, and with one of the finest offenses every assembled as his disposal (including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Bob Meusel), Huggins presided over six American League championships (1921 - 1923, 1926 - 1928) and three World Series championships (1923, 1927 and 1928). He finished his managerial career with a 1413-1134 record. His 1413 wins as a manager ranks 20th all-time. See also: 1912 in sports, other events of 1913, 1914 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Baseball The Brooklyn Dodgers take up residence in newly completed Ebbets Field The Philadelphia Athletics under Connie Mack defeat the John McGraws New York Giants to win the World Series... 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. ... See also: 1917 in sports, 1919 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (Australian Rules) Victorian Football League - South Melbourne wins the 22nd VFL Premiership (South Melbourne 9. ... 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. ... Jump to: navigation, search George Herman Ruth, (b. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... Bob Meusel (July 19, 1896 - November 28, 1977) was a member of the fabled Murderer’s Row of the New York Yankees (generally batting fifth behind Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig), left fielder Bob Meusel hit . ... 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: 1920 in sports, 1922 in sports and the list of years in sports. Football (American) Chicago Staleys later the Chicago Bears win the 1921 American Professional Football Association title. ... 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... See also: 1925 in sports, 1927 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket May 31 - India, New Zealand and West Indies are elected as Full Members of the Imperial Cricket Conference thus increasing the number of test playing nations to six. ... See also: 1927 in sports, other events of 1928, 1929 in sports and the list of years in sports. Cricket 23 June-26 June, London - West Indies play their first Test match, against England. ... 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. ... 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...


Huggins died at the age of 50 on September 25, 1929, of blood poisoning brought on by an infection under his right eye. The league cancelled its games for the following day out of respect; the viewing of his casket at Yankee Stadium drew thousands of tearful fans. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964. Jump to: navigation, search September 25 is the 268th day of the year (269th in leap years). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1929 was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Blood poisoning, also known as septicaemia, is a bacterial infection that occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream and multiply rapidly. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... 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... See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One...


On May 30, 1932, the Yankees dedicated a monument to Huggins, and placed it in front of the flagpole in center field at Yankee Stadium. This was the first such honor granted by the team, and was the beginning of what would later become "the monuments" and, after the Stadium reopened in 1976 following a two-year renovation, "Monument Park." The monument calls Huggins "A splendid character who made priceless contributions to baseball." Jump to: navigation, search May 30 is the 150th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (151st in leap years). ... 1932 is a leap year starting on a Friday. ... Yankee Stadium is the home stadium of the New York Yankees, a major league baseball team. ... Jump to: navigation, search 1976 is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ...


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Miller Huggins - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (392 words)
Miller James Huggins (March 27, 1879 September 25, 1929), nicknamed "Mighty Mite", was a Major League Baseball player and manager.
Huggins became a player-manager for St. Louis in 1913.
Huggins died at the age of 50 on September 25, 1929, of blood poisoning brought on by an infection under his right eye.
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