Billy Southworth

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Birthdate 3/9/1893
Death Date 11/15/1969
Debut Year 1913
Year of Induction 2007
Teams Braves, Cardinals, Giants, Indians, Pirates
Position Manager

Billy Southworth’s Cardinals won 106, 105 & 105 games from 1942-1944, the only time that a team has won 105+ games in 3 straight seasons. 

In the collection:

1945 Hunting license issued to HoF manager Billy Southworth

1945 Hunting license issued to HoF manager Billy Southworth

Billy Southworth was the St. Louis Cardinals skipper during an unprecedented run of success. Under Southworth St. Louis won 106, 105 and 105 games in succession from 1942 to 1944, the only time in history that a team has won 105 games or more in three straight seasons. Even his second place teams i
Back of the hunting license filled out and signed by Southworth

Back of the hunting license filled out and signed by Southworth

The hunting license was issued October 1, 1945, the day after Southworth and the Cardinals ended their 1945 season with a 3-2 win over Cincinnati. St. Louis finished the year 95-59, three games behind the pennant-winning Chicago Cubs. Southworth filled out the license in Sunbury, Ohio less than 150
1927 Exhibit W461 of Billy Southworth

1927 Exhibit W461 of Billy Southworth

This Exhibit card from 1927 depicts Southworth in his penultimate season as a Major League Baseball player. Southworth roamed the outfield for five teams over the course of his 13-year playing career. A solid player, Southworth hit .297 with 1,296 career hits in 4,359 at bats. After serving as playe
Southworth cashes his check; Spahn & his Braves lose 9-1

Southworth cashes his check; Spahn & his Braves lose 9-1

In the collection is this personal check Billy Southworth drafted on July 20, 1947. It was his second season as skipper for the Boston Braves. It’s written the same day a young Warren Spahn lost the 9th game of his career. Spahn posted his first 20-win season in 1947, also his first All Star s
Southworth's signature endorsed on the back of the check

Southworth's signature endorsed on the back of the check

Billy Southworth signed the back of this check made out to the Copley Plaza Hotel for $150. A skipper for 13 years, Southworth piloted the Cardinals for seven years, winning three pennants and two World Series titles while posting a .642 winning percentage. Upon leaving St. Louis, he went on to the

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