Clyde Milan

Jesse Clyde Milan (March 25, 1887 – March 3, 1953) was an American baseball player who spent his entire career as an outfielder with the Washington Senators (1907–1922). He was not a powerful batter, but was adept at getting on base and was fleet of foot, receiving the nickname "Deerfoot" for his speed. He set a modern-rules record for stolen bases in a season with 88 in 1912, a mark surpassed three years later by Ty Cobb. Milan was mostly a center fielder.

Clyde Milan
Clyde Milan
Milan with the Washington Senators in 1913.
Outfielder / Manager
Born: March 25, 1887
Linden, Tennessee
Died: March 3, 1953 (aged 65)
Orlando, Florida
Batted: Left Threw: Right
MLB debut
August 19, 1907, for the Washington Senators
Last MLB appearance
September 22, 1922, for the Washington Senators
MLB statistics
Batting average.285
Hits2,100
Home runs17
Runs batted in617
Stolen bases495
Managerial record69–85
Winning %.448
Teams
As player

As manager

Career highlights and awards

Background

He was born in Linden, Tennessee and was listed as 5 feet 9 inches (1.75 m) tall and 168 pounds (76 kg). Like Cobb, Milan batted left-handed and threw right-handed. In 16 seasons with Washington, he batted .285 with 17 home runs and 617 runs batted in over 1982 games. He accumulated 495 stolen bases (tied for 37th all-time with Willie Keeler) and 1004 runs scored. Milan had 2100 hits in 7359 career at bats. He ended with a .353 all-time on-base percentage. Defensively, he recorded a .953 fielding percentage at all three outfield positions.

As a player-manager (1922 only), with the Senators, he was 69–85, a .448 lifetime winning percentage, after which he managed minor league teams and spent 17 seasons (1928–29 and 1938 until his death) as a coach with Washington. His brother, Horace Milan, was briefly his teammate with the Senators.

He died 22 days before his 66th birthday, in Orlando, Florida. During the Senators' 1953 spring training camp, where he was serving as a coach, he collapsed from the heat and suffered a fatal heart attack.

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1912 Major League Baseball season

1912 Major League Baseball season. Harper's Weekly conducted a detailed accounting of the expenses of Major League clubs, and came up with a figure of around $175,000 to $200,000.

1913 Major League Baseball season

The 1913 Major League Baseball season.

1913 Washington Senators season

The 1913 Washington Senators won 90 games, lost 64, and finished in second place in the American League. They were managed by Clark Griffith and played home games at National Park.

1915 Washington Senators season

The 1915 Washington Senators won 85 games, lost 68, and finished in fourth place in the American League. They were managed by Clark Griffith and played home games at National Park.

1920 Washington Senators season

The 1920 Washington Senators won 68 games, lost 84, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Clark Griffith and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1922 Major League Baseball season

The 1922 Major League Baseball season.

1922 Washington Senators season

The 1922 Washington Senators won 69 games, lost 85, and finished in sixth place in the American League. They were managed by Clyde Milan and played home games at Griffith Stadium.

1952 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1952 followed the same rules as 1951.

The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted once by mail to select from major league players retired less than 25 year and elected two, Harry Heilmann and Paul Waner.

Meanwhile, the Old-Timers Committee, with jurisdiction over earlier players and other figures, did not meet.

1954 Baseball Hall of Fame balloting

Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1954 followed a system practically the same as in 1952 because the new Veterans Committee was meeting only in odd-number years (until 1962).

The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from recent players and elected three: Bill Dickey, Rabbit Maranville, and Bill Terry.

George Case

George Washington Case (November 11, 1915 – January 23, 1989) was an American left and right fielder in Major League Baseball who played most of his career for the Washington Senators. Possibly the sport's fastest player between the 1920s and 1950s, he is the only player to lead the major leagues in stolen bases five consecutive times (from 1939 to 1943), and his six overall league titles tied Ty Cobb's American League record; that mark was later broken by Luis Aparicio. His 349 career steals ranked ninth in AL history at the end of his career, and were the most by any player from 1930 to 1960; his 321 steals with the Senators were the third most in Washington history.

Born in Trenton, New Jersey, Case attended the Peddie School in Hightstown and made his first appearance with the Senators in September 1937, and in his 1938 rookie season batted .305. In 1939 he batted .302, led the Senators with 103 runs, and topped the league for the first time with 51 steals, also earning the first of four All-Star selections. In 1940 he posted career highs in runs (109), hits (192) and runs batted in (56) while recording 35 steals. After having 33 stolen bases and leading the AL in assists in 1941, he hit a career-high .320 in 1942, again scoring over 100 runs with 44 steals. In 1943 he won his fifth straight title with 61 stolen bases, equalling the highest total in the major leagues between 1921 and 1961; he also led the AL with 102 runs, with a personal best of 36 doubles and a .294 average, as the Senators enjoyed their first winning season since 1936, finishing second in the AL to the New York Yankees. 1944 saw him slip to a .250 average and only 63 runs, though he finished second to Snuffy Stirnweiss in the AL with 49 steals. 1945 saw him again finish second to Stirnweiss with 30 steals as he raised his average to .294; the Senators again finished second, only a game and a half behind the Detroit Tigers, and Case earned his last All-Star selection (though the game was cancelled due to war restrictions) and finished ninth in the MVP voting.

In December 1945, he was traded to the Cleveland Indians for Jeff Heath; in 1946 he won his last stolen base title with 28, though he only batted .225 with just 46 runs. During that season, new Indians owner Bill Veeck staged one of his famous promotions, matching Case against Jesse Owens in a 100-yard race which Owens won. In March 1947 Case was traded back to the Senators, and after hitting for a .150 average in 36 games he retired due to spinal problems which had plagued him throughout his career. Over his 11-year career he batted .282 with 785 runs, 21 home runs and 377 RBI in 1226 games played. His 321 steals with the Senators placed him behind only Clyde Milan (495) and Sam Rice (346) in Washington history. He surpassed the .300 mark three times in the majors.

In retirement, Case opened a sporting goods store in Trenton, and also coached at Rutgers from 1950 to 1960, winning the school's only College World Series berth in his first year. He later coached for the expansion Senators from 1961–63, and for the Minnesota Twins (the relocated original Senators) in 1968; he also managed in the Pacific Coast League for two seasons in the 1960s. In 1969 he became a minor league instructor for the Yankees, and later had the same position with the Seattle Mariners. He died of emphysema at age 73 in Trenton.

Horace Milan

Horace Robert Milan (April 7, 1894 in Linden, Tennessee – June 29, 1955 in Texarkana, Arkansas), was a Major League Baseball outfielder who played from 1915 to 1917.

He would play for the Washington Senators but spent far more time in the minors leagues, where he would play until 1927.

His brother, Clyde Milan, was his teammate with the Senators.

He posted a .320 batting average (32-for-100) over 42 games in 1915 and 1917, with 14 runs, 4 doubles, 2 triples, 16 RBI and 6 stolen bases in his short major league career.

List of Major League Baseball annual stolen base leaders

Major League Baseball recognizes stolen base leaders in the American League and National League each season.

List of Major League Baseball stolen base records

Stolen bases were not officially noted in a baseball game's summary until 1886, and it was not until 1888 that it officially earned a place in the box score. The modern rule for stolen bases was adopted in 1898. While some sources do not include stolen base records before 1898 because they are difficult to compare to the era after 1898, as the sourcing on the below list indicates, Major League Baseball continues to recognize them.

Source: Notes:

Historical totals reported by other sources may vary—for example, Baseball-Reference.com ranks Arlie Latham ahead of Eddie Collins, with totals of 742 and 741, respectively.

As of the 2019 MLB season, only one currently active player, Rajai Davis, has more than 400.

List of Minnesota Twins managers

In its 108-year history, the Minnesota Twins baseball franchise of Major League Baseball's American League has employed 31 managers. The duties of the manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. Eight of these team managers have been "player-managers", all during the Washington Senators era; specifically, they managed the team while still playing for it.The Minnesota franchise began its life as the Washington Senators in Washington, D. C., where they played from their inception in 1901 to 1960. In the early twentieth century, the Senators were managed consecutively by three future members of the National Baseball Hall of Fame, bookended by Bucky Harris, who managed the team from 1924 to 1928 and again from 1935 to 1942. Walter Johnson managed the team for four seasons from 1929 to 1932, and he was followed by Joe Cronin, who led for the next two seasons (1933–1934). In 1960, the American League awarded an expansion franchise to Minneapolis, Minnesota; however, owner Calvin Griffith moved his team to Minnesota, and Washington was awarded the expansion team instead. Thus, the Minnesota Twins began play at Metropolitan Stadium in Bloomington, Minnesota the following year, during the tenure of manager Cookie Lavagetto, and played at the Hubert H. Humphrey Metrodome in downtown Minneapolis from 1982 to 2009. Under manager Ron Gardenhire, the team moved to Target Field beginning in the 2010 season.

Seven managers have taken the franchise to the postseason, with Gardenhire leading them to five playoff appearances, the most in their franchise history. Two managers have won World Series championships with the franchise: Bucky Harris, in the 1924 World Series against the New York Giants; and Tom Kelly, in the 1987 World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals and 1991 against the Atlanta Braves. Harris is also the longest-tenured manager in their franchise history, with 2,776 games of service in parts of 18 seasons between 1924 and 1954; he is followed by Kelly, who managed 2,386 games over 16 seasons from 1986 to 2001. The manager with the highest winning percentage in team history is Billy Martin, who managed the team in 1969 and achieved a record of 97–65 (.599). Conversely, the manager with the lowest winning percentage is Malachi Kittridge, whose winning percentage of .059 was achieved with a record of 1–16 in the first half of 1904. Kittridge's tenure is also the shortest in team history.

List of Minnesota Twins team records

This is a listing of statistical records and milestone achievements of the Minnesota Twins franchise.

Milan (surname)

Milan is a surname. Notable people with the surname include:

Blair Milan (1981–2011), Australian actor and television presenter, son of Lyndey Milan

Clyde Milan (1887–1953), American baseball player

Gabriel Milan (c. 1631–1689), governor of the Danish West Indies (later US Virgin Islands)

Lyndey Milan, Australian media personality

Milton Milan, American politician convicted for corruption

Susan Milan, British classical flautist

North Texas League

The North Texas League was a Class-D minor baseball league that played during the 1905 and 1907 season.

The 1905 league consisted of four teams, initially all from Texas. They were the Paris Parasites, of Paris, the Greenville Midlands of Greenville, an un-nicknamed team from Clarksville and an un-nicknamed team from Texarkana. Partway through the year, the Paris club moved to Hope, Arkansas, making it the only non-Texas city to be represented in the league. Clarksville disbanded on July 21 after going 34-42, while Texarcana - with a 36-46 record - disbanded on August 2, forcing the league to disband on August 6. The Parasites finished first in the league with a 48-32 record, while the Midlands had a 41-40 record. Dode Criss and Clyde Milan played in the league that year.

The league did not play in 1906.

Reformed in 1907, the league featured the Corsicana Oilers/Desperados of Corsicana, Paris Athletics, Greenville Hunters and Terrell Red Stockings of Terrell. Corsicana finished first in the league with a 38-21 record, while Paris was 36-23, Greenville was 24-35 and Terrell was 18-38. Greenville folded on June 28, causing the league to cease operations on June 30. Notable players include Hippo Vaughn and Bill Yohe.

Shawnee Blues

The Shawnee Blues were a South Central League team based in Shawnee, Oklahoma, United States that played during the 1906 season. They played their first game on May 1, at home against the Guthrie Senators under manager J.B. Roe. Roe was replaced by J.B. McAlester, who prior to his role as Shawnee Blues manager had been the president of the South Central League. The team performed poorly throughout the season, so much so that there were rumors it would be relocated to Enid, Oklahoma. That move never came to fruition. Overall, the team finished in fifth place out of six teams in their - and the league's - lone year of existence.

One player of note who spent time with the team is Clyde Milan. He spent 16 seasons in the major leagues.

South Central League

The South Central League refers to two minor league baseball leagues - one that existed in 1906 and another that existed in 1912.

The 1906 league consisted of teams from Arkansas and Oklahoma. The six-team league included the Fort Smith Razorbacks, the Guthrie Senators, the Muskogee Indians, the Shawnee Blues, the South McAlester Miners and the Tulsa Oilers. Guthrie and Shawnee disbanded on July 21, while the whole league disbanded in August. The Miners finished in first place. One notable player, Clyde Milan, spent time in the league.

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