Cincinnati Reds (1904-1909), St. Louis Cardinals (1910-1916)
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1964
During a 13-year big league career as a second baseman, Miller Huggins developed the leadership qualities that helped him become one of the game's top managers. The 5-foot, 6-inch Huggins, known as The Mighty Mite, started out as a player-manager with the Cardinals before heading to the Yankees in 1918. He led New York to six pennants and three World Series titles, and his 1927 Murderers' Row club, which won 110 games before sweeping the World Series, is considered one of baseball's greatest teams.
that prior to his managerial career, Miller Huggins received a law degree from the University of Cincinnati, and later passed the Ohio bar exams?
Huggins was almost like a schoolmaster in the dugout. There was no goofing off. You watched the game, and you kept track not only of the score and the number of outs, but of the count on the batter. At any moment, Hug might ask you what the situation was.