Bucky Harris

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Birthdate 11/8/1896
Death Date 11/8/1977
Debut Year 1919
Year of Induction 1975
Teams Phillies, Red Sox, Senators, Tigers, Yankees
Positions Manager, Second Base

In 1924 Bucky Harris became the Senators player-manager. That same season at 27, “The Boy Wonder” led them to their only WS title in DC.

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Bucky Harris led the Senators to their first two AL pennants and only World Series title

Bucky Harris led the Senators to their first two AL pennants and only World Series title

“First in war, first in peace, and last in the American League.” That was the battle cry of the Washington Senators for much of their existence. In the first 23 years of the franchise, they finished sixth, seventh, or last 14 times and had just six winning seasons. All that changed when Stanley
As a second baseman, Harris received MVP consideration in 1922 and 1923

As a second baseman, Harris received MVP consideration in 1922 and 1923

Though he earned lasting fame as a manager, Bucky Harris also had more than 5,500 MLB plate appearances. Harris came up with the Washington Senators in 1919 at age 22. The next season Harris hit an even .300 in 136 games as the regular second baseman. In 1922 and ’23 Bucky’s play garnere
When DiMaggio hit in 56 straight and Williams hit .406, Cecil Travis led the AL in hits under Harris

When DiMaggio hit in 56 straight and Williams hit .406, Cecil Travis led the AL in hits under Harris

Cecil Travis had his best years while playing for Bucky Harris and the Senators. Especially outstanding was Travis’ 1941 campaign in which he led the league in hits. That season Ted Williams hit .406 and Joe DiMaggio hit in 56 straight. Here Travis recalls Harris, writing, “He was a very

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