Danny Murtaugh

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Birthdate 10/08/1917
Death Date 12/02/1976
Debut Year 1957
Year of Induction
Teams Pirates
Position Manager

A two-time World Series champ as a manager, Danny Murtaugh finished with a higher winning percentage than eight Hall of Fame skippers.

In the collection:

Minor league manager Danny Murtaugh signed letter two seasons before MLB managerial debut

Minor league manager Danny Murtaugh signed letter two seasons before MLB managerial debut

Before Danny Murtaugh became a big league manager he honed his skills as a minor league skipper. Dated February 2, 1955, just three years after his playing career ended, this letter is on Charleston Senators letterhead, and signed at the bottom by the then-38 year old Murtaugh. The pilot of the Trip
Danny Murtaugh accepts a wristwatch after appearing on Braves post game show

Danny Murtaugh accepts a wristwatch after appearing on Braves post game show

Danny Murtaugh’s managerial record certainly seems to warrant inclusion in Baseball’s Hall of Fame. Twice a World Champion, Murtaugh’s Pirate teams finished first or second seven times and won two World Series. Armed with a winning percentage better than eight managers already ensh
Danny Murtaugh autographed 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates Topps card

Danny Murtaugh autographed 1970 Pittsburgh Pirates Topps card

In the collection is this 1970 Topps card signed by Danny Murtaugh. After leaving the field to become an executive in 1967, Murtaugh saw the wealth of talent in the Pirate farm system and sought a return as manager for the 1970 season. He guided Pittsburgh to an Eastern Division title in ’70 followed by a second World Series title

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