Dan Howley

Daniel Philip "Dapper Dan" Howley (October 16, 1885 – March 10, 1944) was a Major League Baseball manager with the St. Louis Browns and the Cincinnati Reds. His first year as manager of the Browns saw his team lose 94 games and finish 50½ games behind the legendary 1927 New York Yankees. He stayed two more years in St. Louis, with his best year coming in 1928, finishing in third place. In 1929, he was hired by the Reds, but he averaged 95 losses in three years, leading to his dismissal. He finished his career with a lifetime 397–524 record (.431 winning percentage).

He was a four-time manager of the Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, leading the team in 1918, 1923–1926, 1933, and 1937, winning the league pennant in 1918 and 1926. Howley was inducted into the International League Hall of Fame.

Prior to his managing career, Howley was a major league catcher for part of the 1913 season for the Philadelphia Phillies. He later served as a coach for the Detroit Tigers for three seasons, 1919 and 1921–22.[1] Howley also acted as the first base umpire in a July 1922 game.[2]

Howley died of a heart attack in his birthplace of Weymouth, Massachusetts at age 58.[3]

Dan Howley
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Catcher / Manager
Born: October 16, 1885
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Died: March 10, 1944 (aged 58)
Weymouth, Massachusetts
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
May 15, 1913, for the Philadelphia Phillies
Last MLB appearance
August 23, 1913, for the Philadelphia Phillies
MLB statistics
Batting average.125
Home runs0
Runs batted in2
Games926
Win–loss record397–524
Winning %.431
Teams
As player

As manager

References

  1. ^ "Dan Howley". Retrosheet. Retrieved December 24, 2016.
  2. ^ "Detroit Tigers 11, St. Louis Browns 6". Retrosheet. July 23, 1922.
  3. ^ Howling Dan Howley dies

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1913 Philadelphia Phillies season

The 1913 Philadelphia Phillies season was a season in American baseball. It involved the Phillies competing in the National League and finishing in second place.

1922 Detroit Tigers season

The 1922 Detroit Tigers season was a season in American baseball. The team finished third in the American League with a record of 79–75, 15 games behind the New York Yankees.

1927 Major League Baseball season

The 1927 Major League Baseball season began in April 1927 and ended with the World Series in October. No no-hitters were thrown during the season.

The New York Yankees, whose lineup featured Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig, dominated the American League with 110 wins. The Yankees swept the Pittsburgh Pirates in the World Series.

1927 St. Louis Browns season

The 1927 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 7th in the American League with a record of 59 wins and 94 losses.

1928 Major League Baseball season

The 1928 Major League Baseball season.

1928 St. Louis Browns season

The 1928 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 3rd in the American League with a record of 82 wins and 72 losses.

1929 Major League Baseball season

The 1929 Major League Baseball season.

1929 St. Louis Browns season

The 1929 St. Louis Browns season involved the Browns finishing 4th in the American League with a record of 79 wins and 73 losses.

1930 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1930 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished seventh in the National League with a record of 59–95, 33 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1930 Major League Baseball season

The 1930 Major League Baseball season.

1931 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1931 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 58–96, 43 games behind the St. Louis Cardinals.

1931 Major League Baseball season

The 1931 Major League Baseball season.

1932 Cincinnati Reds season

The 1932 Cincinnati Reds season was a season in American baseball. The team finished eighth and last in the National League with a record of 60–94, 30 games behind the Chicago Cubs.

1932 Major League Baseball season

The 1932 Major League Baseball season.

Jack Burns (first baseman)

John Irving Burns (August 31, 1907 – April 18, 1975), nicknamed "Slug," was an American first baseman, coach and scout in Major League Baseball. A native of Cambridge, Massachusetts, Burns stood 6 feet (1.8 m) tall and weighed 175 pounds (79 kg) in his playing days, and batted and threw left-handed.

Burns' professional playing career began in 1928 in the New England League. After leading the Class A Western League in home runs with 36 in 1929, his contract was purchased by the St. Louis Browns of the American League. After a brief MLB trial in 1930, Burns became the starting first baseman for the Browns in 1931. He handled those duties until he was traded to the Detroit Tigers on April 30, 1936, for pitcher Chief Hogsett. He returned to the minor leagues at the end of that campaign for the remainder of his playing career. In Burns' finest season for the Browns, 1932, he scored 111 runs, batted .305, hit 11 homers and drove home 70 runs batted in (RBIs). Over his big league career (1930–36), he appeared in 890 games, and batted .280 with 980 hits, 44 homers and 417 RBIs. His career fielding percentage was .992. He led American League first basemen in assists in 1931 and 1932.

Burns became a manager in the minor leagues with the 1938 Toronto Maple Leafs of the International League, replacing Dan Howley on June 27 with the Leafs in eighth place. He rallied the team to a fifth place standing that year, but when Toronto finished last in 1939, Burns was released. After World War II, he joined the Boston Red Sox farm system, managing their Eastern League affiliates in Scranton and Albany from 1949 to 1954. His 1952 Albany Senators won the league pennant, while his 1954 Senators were the EL playoff champions.

Burns then spent five seasons (1955–59) as a Red Sox coach, working primarily as the third-base coach under manager Pinky Higgins. He scouted for Boston from 1960 until his death, at Brighton, Massachusetts, at the age of 67. As a New England-based Red Sox scout, he is credited with recommending and signing Baseball Hall of Fame catcher Carlton Fisk, a first-round selection in the January 1967 draft.His son Bob Burns was a baseball coach at Kennett High School, North Conway, New Hampshire, from 1971–2012. Each year, the school presents the Jack Burns Baseball Award.

Ken Ash

Kenneth Lowther Ash (September 26, 1901 – November 15, 1979) is a former Major League Baseball pitcher. He was born in Anmoore, West Virginia on September 16, 1901. He batted and threw right-handed, was 5 foot 11, and 165 pounds. Ken attended school at West Virginia Wesleyan College. Ash pitched in two games in the 1925 season for the Chicago White Sox with an ERA of 9.00.

He played for the Cincinnati Reds in the 1928-1930 seasons with 53 games and 158 innings pitched. In his career, Ken had a 6-8 record in 55 games, allowing 6 home runs and an ERA of 4.96.

On July 27, 1930, Ash earned a win against the Chicago Cubs with just one inning of relief and with him only throwing one pitch. Ash was called in to relief by Cincinnati Manager Dan Howley with the Reds trailing 3-2 in the top of sixth. The Cubs had two runners on base, Hack Wilson on third, and Danny Taylor on first. At the plate for Chicago was Charlie Grimm. Grimm grounded Ash's first pitch to Reds shortstop Hod Ford. Wilson broke for home. Ford threw the ball to Reds third baseman Tony Cuccinello who then threw to Reds catcher Clyde Sukeforth who successfully ran down Wilson and tagged him for out number one. In the meantime, Grimm after reaching first base set off for second. Taylor was still occupying that base. Grimm tried returning to first, but Sukeforth threw the ball to Reds first baseman Joe Stripp. Stripp tagged Grimm for out number two.

Taylor took off for third base. Stripp threw the ball to Cuccinello who tagged Taylor out to complete a 6-5-2-3-5 triple play. Ken Ash was pinch hit for in the bottom of the sixth and Cincinnati scored four runs to take the lead which they held.

List of Baltimore Orioles managers

In its 118-year history, the Baltimore Orioles baseball franchise of Major League Baseball's American League has employed 42 managers. The duties of the team manager include team strategy and leadership on and off the field. Of those 42 managers, 12 have been "player-managers"; specifically, they managed the team while still being signed as a player. Since 1992, the team has played its home games at Oriole Park at Camden Yards.The Baltimore franchise began operations in Milwaukee, Wisconsin as the Brewers (not to be confused with the current National League team of the same name) in 1901. After one season in Wisconsin under manager and Hall of Famer Hugh Duffy, the franchise moved south to St. Louis, Missouri, adopting the St. Louis Browns name and hiring a new manager, Jimmy McAleer. The Browns remained in Missouri until the end of the 1953 season, when Major League Baseball's owners elected to move the franchise to Baltimore, Maryland, where they were renamed the Orioles, after Maryland's state bird.Seven managers have taken the Orioles franchise to the post-season; Earl Weaver led the Orioles to a team-record six playoff appearances. Weaver, Hank Bauer, and Joe Altobelli are the only managers who have won a World Series championship with the club: Bauer in the 1966 World Series, over the Los Angeles Dodgers; Weaver in the 1970 World Series, over the Cincinnati Reds; and Altobelli in the 1983 World Series, over the Philadelphia Phillies. Weaver is the longest-tenured manager in franchise history, with 2,541 games of service in parts of 17 seasons (1968–1982, 1985–1986). The manager with the highest winning percentage in his career with the franchise is Luman Harris, owner of a .630 winning percentage during his 27 games managed in 1961; conversely, the worst winning percentage in franchise history is .222 by Oscar Melillo, who posted a 2–7 record during the 1938 season. Eight Orioles managers have been elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, including Frank Robinson, who was the first African-American manager in Major League Baseball; and Rogers Hornsby, who was a member of the cross-city rival Cardinals during the franchise's tenure in St. Louis.

Toronto Maple Leafs (International League)

The Toronto Maple Leafs were a high-level minor league baseball club located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, that played from 1896 to 1967. While the Maple Leafs had working agreements with numerous Major League Baseball clubs after the introduction of farm systems in the 1930s, they achieved great success as an unaffiliated club during the 1950s, when they were the strongest team on the field and in attendance in the Triple-A International League. The 1902, 1918, 1920, 1926, and 1960 teams were recognized as being among the 100 greatest minor league teams of all time.Toronto was without professional baseball from 1968 to 1976, when the American League added the Toronto Blue Jays via the 1977 Major League Baseball expansion.

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