Bucky Harris

Stanley Raymond Harris
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1975
Primary team: Washington Senators
Primary position: Manager

When Bucky Harris, “The Wonder Boy,” took over the helm of the lowly Washington Senators as a 27-year-old player-manager in 1924, he promptly led the team to its first two American League pennants and a 1924 World Series title, also hitting two homers and batting .333 in the Fall Classic. Harris’ playing days ended in 1931 with the Detroit Tigers, but his managerial career continued on and off until 1956 with the Tigers, Senators, Boston Red Sox, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Yankees. He won his second championship with the Yankees in 1947. Harris was the fourth manager to win 2,000 games and finished his career with 2,159 victories.

"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

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1975
Primary Team: Washington Senators
Position Played: Manager
Bats: Right
Throws: Right
Birth place: Port Jervis, New York
Birth year: 1896
Played for:
Washington Senators (1919-1928)
Detroit Tigers (1929)
Detroit Tigers (1931)
Managed:
Washington Senators (1924-1928)
Detroit Tigers (1929-1933)
Boston Red Sox (1934)
Washington Senators (1935-1942)
Philadelphia Phillies (1943)
New York Yankees (1947-1948)
Washington Senators (1950-1954)
Detroit Tigers (1955-1956)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
4410
WinsW
2158
LossesL
2219
Winning %Winning %
.493