Joe McCarthy

Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1957
Primary team: New York Yankees
Primary position: Manager

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.

"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

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1957
Primary Team: New York Yankees
Position Played: Manager
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Birth place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Birth year: 1887
Died: 1978, Buffalo, New York
Managed:
Chicago Cubs (1926-1930)
New York Yankees (1931-1946)
Boston Red Sox (1948-1950)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
3487
WinsW
2125
LossesL
1333
Winning %Winning %
.615