McCarthy, Joe

Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Born: April 21, 1887, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died: January 13, 1978, Buffalo, New York
Elected to the Hall of Fame by Veterans Committee: 1957

Joe McCarthy, best known as the Yankees manager of the 1930s and early 1940s, finished his long career with an all-time best winning percentage of .614. Over a 24-year major league career, Marse Joe achieved nine pennants - one with the Chicago Cubs and the rest with the Yankees, including four World Championships in a row from 1936 to 1939. His teams also placed second seven times, and he never finished out of the first division, compiling an impressive 2,126 wins.

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Did You Know: 
that the second batter Babe Ruth faced in his professional baseball debut (April 22, 1914) was Joe McCarthy, the man who would later manage The Bambino on the New York Yankees?
I loved him. One of the greatest men I ever knew. I don't know where in the heck he learned all his psychology about ballplayers. He could handle almost anybody. And if he couldn't handle them he'd trade them.
Tommy Henrich