Bing Devine

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Birthdate 03/01/1916
Death Date 01/27/2007
Debut Year
Year of Induction
Teams Cardinals, Mets
Position Executive

Bing Devine was a major architect of four National League champions and three World Series champions in the six years between 1964 and 1969.

In the collection:

Bing Devine letter signed one month into first GM job

Bing Devine letter signed one month into first GM job

Vaughan “Bing” Devine became General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in November, 1957 and proceeded to construct a championship caliber roster. The Cards won it all shortly after Devine was fired in August, 1964. The 1968 championship core was predominantly Devine’s men as well
Bing Devine signs off on trade of former MVP Cepeda for future MVP Joe Torre

Bing Devine signs off on trade of former MVP Cepeda for future MVP Joe Torre

One of Bing Devine’s greatest trades was the acquisition of future MVP Joe Torre for the aging former MVP Orlando Cepeda. In the collection is the document formalizing this trade. Dated on St. Patrick’s Day 1969, the agreement is signed “Vaughan
Devine writes of recognizing St. Louis trainer Bob Bauman

Devine writes of recognizing St. Louis trainer Bob Bauman

Bob Bauman was the athletic trainer for the St. Louis Browns from 1938-1954 before serving in the same position for the Cardinals from 1954-1984. Along the way he was inducted into the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Hall of Fame and the Greater St. Louis Athletic

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