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Huggins, Miller (James)

(1879–1929) baseball player/manager; born in Cincinnati, Ohio. As a second baseman, he played with the Cincinnati Reds and St. Louis Cardinals (1904–16). As manager of the New York Yankees from 1918 to 1929, he led Babe Ruth and the famous "murderer's row" clubs to six league pennants and three world championships in 12 years. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1964.
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Lastly we have some good old-fashioned history, telling the stories of memorable fans (Hilda Chester by Rob Edelman), performances (Brian Marshall), personalities (Colonel Ruppert and Miller Huggins by Lyle Spatz and Steve Steinberg), icons (Babe Ruth from two angles, by John McMurray and Michael Haupert, Connie Mack by Norman Macht), and seasons (1951 Hazard, Kentucky, by Sam Zygner).
6 Besides Bruce Bochy, the nine other managers to win three or more World Series championships are Joe McCarthy (7), Casey Stengel (7), Connie Mack (5), Walter Alston (4), Joe Torre (4), Sparky Anderson (3), Tony La Russa (3), John McGraw (3) and Miller Huggins (3).
The First Yankees Dynasty: Babe Ruth, Miller Huggins and the Bronx Bombers of the 1920s
Paul's Class-A Western League franchise, including future Hall of Famer Miller Huggins at second base.
The Yankees, also-rans since they entered the league in 1903, won their first flag behind their manager, the introspective Miller Huggins, and the home-run hitting of the incomparable Babe Ruth.
Look at the managers of those teams, and you picture Scioscia poking a dusty cleat through the doorway of a very gaudy estate: Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Earl Weaver, Sparky Anderson, Tony La Russa, Cito Gaston, Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Ralph Houk, Frank Chance, Connie Mack, John McGraw, Billy Southworth and Walter Alston.
Jacob Ruppert believed that hiring Miller Huggins as his manager after the 1917 season was the first and most important step in turning the Yankees from also-rans into champions.
Yankee manager Miller Huggins, as stated in writer Frank Graham's book, "The New York Yankees An Informal History," had blood poisoning from an infected toe in 1929.
3) Ironically, back in early 1915, some papers reported that Miller Huggins was a minority partner in the Norton "syndicate" or was even trying to buy the Saints on his own.
As Barrow was cementing the Yankee base for the future with astute scouting and development, he gave full support to the manager he inherited, Miller Huggins, and after Huggins's untimely death in 1929, the manager he hired, Joe McCarthy, whose relationship with Barrow dated back to when McCarthy was managing Buffalo in the International League during the Federal League war.
Look at the managers of those teams and you picture the Scioscia poking a dusty cleat through the doorway of a very gaudy club: Joe Torre, Bobby Cox, Earl Weaver, Sparky Anderson, Tony La Russa, Cito Gaston, Miller Huggins, Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Ralph Houk, Frank Chance, Connie Mack, John McGraw, Billy Southworth and Walter Alston.
Ruppert had a championship in mind when he hired Miller Huggins to manage the club in 1918.