Bill Carrigan

Bill Carrigan autograph
Birthdate10/22/1883
Death Date7/8/1969
Debut Year1906
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 was Babe Ruth's 1st MLB manager; here's a twice signed 3x5 card

Bill Carrigan was Babe Ruth's 1st MLB manager; here's a twice signed 3x5 card

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
Harry Hooper picks his all-time team; teammate Bill Carrigan is his choice as catcher and manager

Harry Hooper picks his all-time team; teammate Bill Carrigan is his choice as catcher and manager

Hall of Fame outfielder Harry Hooper played with catcher Bill Carrigan in Boston from 1909 through 1916. In fact, Carrigan was the player-manager of the Sox for four of those years. When Hooper was asked to identify his all-time team, he selected Carrigan as both the catcher and the manager. Most of
Envelope containing Harry Hooper's responses - he signed the return address portion

Envelope containing Harry Hooper's responses - he signed the return address portion

The previous letter in which Harry Hooper identified Bill Carrigan as his choice as the catcher and manager on his all-time team arrived in this envelope. Notice Hooper’s signature in the return address portion. The question of his all time team was one of only 8 queries that Hooper wrote about. H
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 continues to increase in value due to sustained
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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