Bill Carrigan

Bill Carrigan autograph
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 was Babe Ruth's 1st big league manager with the 1914 Red Sox

Bill Carrigan was Babe Ruth's 1st big league manager with the 1914 Red Sox

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
Babe Ruth called Bill Carrigan,

Babe Ruth called Bill Carrigan, "the best manager I ever had".

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 demand. Of particular interest
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

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