Bing Devine

Bing Devine
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.

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As Cards GM Bing Devine helped construct the 1964 and '68 championship teams

As Cards GM Bing Devine helped construct the 1964 and '68 championship teams

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 1967 championship core was predominantly Devine’s men as well
In 1969, Devine traded former MVP Orlando Cepeda for future MVP Joe Torre

In 1969, Devine traded former MVP Orlando 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. Torre played 6 seasons for Devine’s Cardinals. His first year in St. Louis, Torre hit .289 with 101 RBI and received votes in MVP balloting. Each of the next four yea
Bing Devine was the architect of the Curt Flood trade that changed the game

Bing Devine was the architect of the Curt Flood trade that changed the game

Bing Devine had a long and illustrious career as a baseball executive. The zenith of his time in the game came from 1964-1969 he helped build three World Series champions. He was also the architect of a trade that changed baseball history. On October 7, 1969 Devine completed a trade that was essenti
Bing Devine had two stints as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals

Bing Devine had two stints as General Manager of the St. Louis Cardinals

Cardinals owner Gussie Bush hired Bing Devine as GM in 1957. Devine reshaped the roster, trading for what became the foundation of two championship teams. He acquired fleet-footed outfielders Lou Brock and Curt Flood, and infielders Bill White, Julian Javier and Dick Groat. Devine reshaped the pitc

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