Miller Huggins

Birthdate 3/27/1880
Death Date 9/25/1929
Debut Year 1913
Year of Induction 1964
Teams Cardinals, Yankees
Positions Manager, Second Base

When a plaque in his honor was placed near the flagpole at Yankee Stadium, Miller Huggins became the first man recognized at “Monument Park”.

In the collection:

Miller Huggins signed accounting paper with Ed Barrow

Miller Huggins signed accounting paper with Ed Barrow

In the collection is the uncommon signature of Miller Huggins. Known for his 12 seasons, six pennants, and three World Series championships with the Yankees, Huggins also piloted the St. Louis Cardinals from 1913-1917. Before turning to managing, Huggins was a second
Closeup of Miller Huggins signature

Closeup of Miller Huggins signature

Miller James Huggins was the manager of the eventual American League champions when he signed this sheet on May 24, 1926. Huggins’ Yankees beat the Boston Red Sox on that day with Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri getting all the RBI for New York. Shown here is a closeup of the “MJ HugginsR
Yankee envelope with Ed Barrow's writing

Yankee envelope with Ed Barrow's writing

The Miller Huggins signature was housed in this envelope. Adorned with a return address of “American League Base Ball Club of New York 226 West 42nd Street New York”, this envelope has notes written in the hand of Yankee executive and part owner Ed Barrow. Earlier in the year Barrow had
Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract in tri-fold postion

Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract in tri-fold postion

In the collection is a vintage original contract between MJ Huggins and the American League Base Ball Club of New York. Handwritten twice on this front page of the tri-fold is “Hold” an indicator that this particular copy was never fully executed.  Taking a looks through the four pages
Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 1

Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 1

When not folded to show the previous image, this would be the first page of the 1923 contract between Miller Huggins and the Yankees. The document calls for Huggins of Cincinnati, Ohio to make $20,000 for the 1923 season. Handwritten in pencil toward the bottom of the page is the phrase, “Bonu
Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 2

Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 2

The signature page of this 1923 contract is regrettably blank. Huggins and Yankee general manager Ed Barrow would have signed here. Contracts from Hall of Fame players and managers are in high demand, even examples such as this one. During Barrow’s reign the GM himself was in charge of negotiating contract though owner
Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 3

Miller Huggins unsigned 1923 contract, page 3

The final page of Miller Huggins’ 1923 contract is the “Regulations” portion. Of note is the final stipulation that the club may require the player to report for practice and participate in exhibition games for up to 45 days before the start of the season without further compensati
Letter to Huggins' brother from HoF, re: Huggins posthumous induction

Letter to Huggins' brother from HoF, re: Huggins posthumous induction

Miller Huggins was still at the height of his career when he passed away unexpectedly in 1929. Despite guiding his teams to six American League pennants and three World Series championships, it took more than 35
Envelope from HoF to Miller Huggins' brother

Envelope from HoF to Miller Huggins' brother

It appears the Hall of Fame originally sent Arthur Huggins’ invitation to see his brother’s induction to the wrong address. On this envelope, Arthur’s New Jersey address has lines drawn through them and a St. Petersburg, Florida address written below. At the top of the

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