Bill McKechnie

William Boyd McKechnie
Inducted to the Hall of Fame in: 1962
Primary team: Cincinnati Reds
Primary position: Manager

Known in baseball for his expertise on pitching and defense, Bill McKechnie become a highly successful manager and the only skipper to win pennants with three different National League clubs - Pittsburgh (1925), St. Louis (1928), and Cincinnati (1939-40). Deacon led his 1925 and 1940 clubs to World Championships and was named manager of the year on two occasions. His managerial success was sandwiched between 11 seasons as a major league infielder and four as a coach.

"He knew how to hold on to a one or two-run lead better than any other manager. "
Johnny Vander Meer

Career stats

ESSENTIAL STATS
Year Inducted: 1962
Primary Team: Cincinnati Reds
Position Played: Manager
Bats: Both
Throws: Right
Birth place: Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania
Birth year: 1886
Died: 1965, Bradenton, Florida
Managed:
Newark Pepper (1915)
Pittsburgh Pirates (1922-1926)
St. Louis Cardinals (1928-1929)
Boston Braves (1930-1937)
Cincinnati Reds (1938-1946)
CAREER AT A GLANCE
GamesM
3647
WinsW
1896
LossesL
1723
Winning %Winning %
.524