Harris, Bucky

Stanley Raymond Harris
Born: November 8, 1896, Port Jervis, New York
Died: November 8, 1977, Bethesda, Maryland
Played For: 
Washington Senators (1919-1928), Detroit Tigers (1929, 1931)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1975

Bucky Harris spent seven different decades in the majors as a player, manager, executive, and scout. The Boy Wonder was 27 when he took over as player-manager of the Washington Senators in 1924, promptly winning two flags in a row. He hit .333 with two home runs to lead the Senators to a World Series title in 1924. Harris also managed the Tigers, the Red Sox and the Phillies, and led the Yankees to a World Championship in 1947. He won 2,159 games in 29 years as a manager.

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Did You Know: 
that at the age of 13, Bucky Harris was a breaker boy in the coal mines near Pittston, Pennsylvania?
He studies baseball as a medical student studies anatomy. He seems to be able to get the best out of mediocre talent.
columnist, Quentin Reynolds