Bill McKechnie

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Birthdate 8/7/1887
Death Date 10/29/1965
Debut Year 1915
Year of Induction 1962
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Newark Peppers, Pirates, Reds
Position Manager

The first skipper to win a World Series with two different teams, Bill McKechnie won pennants with the Pirates, Reds, and Cardinals. 

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Notarized signature of Bill McKechnie

Notarized signature of Bill McKechnie

Bill McKechnie enjoyed a Hall of Fame managerial career that featured four pennants and two World Series championships. A very religious man, he didn’t smoke, drink, or curse. When McKechnie felt a player was enjoying the night life at the expense of his play, the skipper’s simple solution was to room with the player. In
Johnny Vander Meer writes about HoF manager Bill McKechnie

Johnny Vander Meer writes about HoF manager Bill McKechnie

Johnny Vander Meer’s second year in the big leagues was like none other in the history of the game. He won 15 games and was the starting pitcher for the National League in the 1938 All Star game. In the Midsummer Classic he retired the first three batters of the game including Earl Averill and 
In page 2, Vandy writes about Bill McKechnie's character

In page 2, Vandy writes about Bill McKechnie's character

Johnny Vander Meer was a four-time All Star who won 119 big league games. He’s best remembered for doing the impossible –  tossing no-hitters in consecutive starts in 1938. He accomplished the feat in his second Major League season, under Hall of Fame manager Bill McKechnie. Shown here is the s
Ewell Blackwell writes about his first big league manager

Ewell Blackwell writes about his first big league manager

Ewell Blackwell pitched in six consecutive All Star games from 1946-1951 and led the league in wins in 1947. In this letter, Blackwell writes about Bill McKechnie, his first big league manager. “Bill McKechnie was one of the greatest managers in all of baseball. He knew the game frontwards and

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