Huggins, Miller James

Huggins, Miller James,

1878–1929, American baseball player and manager, b. Cincinnati. The diminutive "Mighty Mite" was a scrappy second baseman for the Cincinnati Reds (1904–9) and St. Louis Cardinals (1910–16). A switch-hitting lead-off batter, he was adept at drawing walks (1,002 overall) and stealing bases. Huggins also managed the Cards from 1913 to 1917. In 1918 he became the manager of the New York Yankees, remaining their skipper until his death. With players that included Babe RuthRuth, Babe
(George Herman Ruth), 1895–1948, American baseball player, considered by many the greatest of all baseball players, b. Baltimore. Early Life

When he was seven years old his parents placed him in St.
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 and Lou GehrigGehrig, Lou
(Louis Gehrig) , 1903–41, American baseball player, b. New York City. He studied and played baseball at Columbia, where he was spotted by a scout for the New York Yankees.
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, he won six American League pennants (1921–23, 1926–28) and three World Series (1923, 1927–28). He was named to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1964.
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