Hanlon, Ned

Edward Hugh Hanlon
Born: August 22, 1857, Montville, Connecticut
Died: April 14, 1937, Baltimore, Maryland
Played For: 
Cleveland Blues (1880), Detroit Wolverines (1881-1888), Pittsburgh Alleghenys (1889), Pittsburgh Burghers (1890), Pittsburgh Pirates (1891), Baltimore Orioles (1892)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1996

A shrewd trader, innovative tactician, and master of inside baseball, Ned Hanlon was the leader of the raucous, intelligent and dominant Baltimore teams of the 1890s. His Orioles won three consecutive pennants from 1894 to 1896 by employing strategies such as the hit-and-run and Baltimore chop. He later managed in Brooklyn, where he won league titles in 1899 and 1900. Many of Hanlon's players - including John McGraw, Wilbert Robinson and Hugh Jennings - adopted his aggressive philosophy and later became great managers in their own right.

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Did You Know: 
that Ned Hanlon played for and was captain of the World Champion Detroit Wolverines of 1887, the first championship in Detroit baseball history, and the last until the Tigers of 1935?
I always rated Ned Hanlon as the greatest leader baseball ever had. I don't believe any man lived who knew as much baseball as he did.
Connie Mack