Bill Carrigan

Birthdate 10/22/1883
Death Date 7/8/1969
Debut Year 1906
Year of Induction
Teams Red Sox
Positions Catcher, First Base, Manager

Established in 1946 as a 2nd level of induction for non-players, the Honor Rolls of Baseball elected 5 managers, only Bill Carrigan is not in the Hall. 

 

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Bill Carrigan twice signed 3x5 PSA - Babe Ruth's 1st MLB manager

Bill Carrigan twice signed 3x5 PSA - Babe Ruth's 1st MLB manager

Bill Carrigan played catcher for the Boston Red Sox for a decade from 1906-1916. He also served as the club’s skipper for seven seasons, four of which were in the capacity of player-manager. During that time he helped Boston win three World Series championships. The much-respected Carrigan als
Photo signed by Babe Ruth in the year of his death -- Bill Carrigan was his first MLB manager

Photo signed by Babe Ruth in the year of his death -- Bill Carrigan was his first MLB manager

Despite being an integral part of three Boston World Series champions, Bill Carrigan is perhaps best remember for being Babe Ruth’s first manager in the big leagues. A prodigious signer, Ruth autographs can be found on virtually every medium. Everything he signed
Babe Ruth signed personal check -- Bill Carrigan was his first MLB manager

Babe Ruth signed personal check -- Bill Carrigan was his first MLB manager

Imagine what $1,000 could buy at the height of the Great Depression. Babe Ruth made out this personal check to his wife Claire on July 1, 1937 for just that amount. Signed “GH Ruth”, as was typical for legal documents, the check bears the name “Babe Ruth” on the left side. For much more on R

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