And, if you want to go back a century, John McGraw and Miller Huggins
said many of the same things about Jim Thorpe and George Halas, respectively.
New York fired Joe Girardi, a manager with more victories in franchise history than anyone except Hall of Famers Joe McCarthy, Joe Torre, Casey Stengel and Miller Huggins
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).
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.
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.
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
was a silent partner, a one-third owner, of the Saints.
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.
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.
Ruppert had a championship in mind when he hired Miller Huggins
to manage the club in 1918.