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NetShrine's CONTRIBUTORS
from the Lively Ball Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

Billy Southworth

Connie Mack Miller Huggins
Bill McKechnie Joe McCarthy Rube Foster
Judge Landis Bill Klem Bucky Harris
Bill McGowan Tom Yawkey Ed Barrow
George Weiss Paul Krichell Cy Slapnicka
Joe Devine Joe Cambria Arch Ward
John Heydlar              

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William Harrison Southworth 
        MANAGER 1929 - 1951
        (St. Louis NL, Boston NL)
        Lifetime .597 Win % - only 4 have
       better.  Won 1,044 games, 4 pennants,
       & 2 Series.  Played 13 years.
        
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Cornelius Alexander
"Connie" Mack 

        MANAGER 1894 - 1950
        (Pittsburgh NL, Philadelphia AL)
        Player for 11 years.   Owner-manager.
       Last man to manage wearing a suit.
       Won 5 World Series.  Leader in Games
        (7,755), Wins (3,731) & Losses (3,948)
        - all unbreakable records.
        
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Miller James Huggins
"Hug" "Mighty Mite" 

        MANAGER 1913 - 1929
        (St. Louis NL, New York AL)
        Played 13 years.  Won 6 pennants &
       3 World Championships in 12 years
       with the Yankees.  Won 1,413 lifetime.
        
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William Boyd McKechnie
"Deacon" 

        MANAGER 1915 - 1946
        (Newark Federal Lge., Pittsburgh NL,
        St. Louis NL, Boston NL, Cincinnati NL)
        Player for 11 years.  Won pennants
       with 3 different teams.  Well-liked.
       Managed 25 years & went 1,896-1,723.
        
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Joseph N. McCarthy 
        MANAGER 1926 - 1950
        (Chicago NL, New York AL, Boston AL)
        No one has won more World Series
       titles.  Went 2,125-1,333 with a .615
       Win % (best ever).  First manager to
       win pennant in both leagues.
        
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Andrew "Rube" Foster 
        EXECUTIVE 1920 - 1926
        (Negro Leagues)
        "Father of Black Baseball."  First
       President of the Negro National
       League.  Also a prominent pitcher
       and astute manager.
        
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Judge Kenesaw Mountain Landis 
        BASEBALL COMMISSIONER
        1920 - 1944
        Baseball's first Commissioner.   Rebuilt
       public trust after the 1919 "Black
       Sox" World Series scandal.
        
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William J. Klem
"The Old Arbitrator" 

        NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1905 - 1941
        Considered the greatest umpire in
       history.  Called balls & strikes only his
       1st 16 years - since he was so good at
       it.  Credited with origination of arm
       signals used behind plate.  Worked
       18 World Series & 1st All-Star game.
       First to use chest protector.
        
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Stanley Raymond
"Bucky" Harris 

        MANAGAER 1924 - 1956
        (Washington AL, Detroit AL, Boston AL,
        Philadelphia NL, New York AL)
        Player manager at age 27.   Managed
       29 seasons & went 2,157-2,218.  One
       of 5 to win 2,100+ games.
        
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William McGowan 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1925 - 1954
        Colorful umpire & fan favorite.  Once
       worked 2,541 consecutive games (16+
       years) without missing an inning.
        
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Thomas Yawkey 
        OWNER
        (Boston AL)
        Owned Red Sox from 1933-76.   Rare -
       as he was close to his players.  His team
       lost Game 7 of the World Series 3 times.
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Edward Grant Barrow 
       
EXECUTIVE
        Also managed.  Yankee's top exec for
       24 years.  Brilliant baseball sense -
       discovered Honus Wagner & converted
       Babe Ruth from pitcher.  Responsible
       for players wearing numbers and
       distances being shown on OF fences.
        
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George M. Weiss
       
EXECUTIVE
        Yankee Farm Director from 1932-47.
       Became G.M. in '48.  Responsible for
       hiring Casey Stengel to manage
       Yanks - and win 10 pennants/7 Series.

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Paul Krichell 
       
SCOUT
        Yankee scout for parts of five decades.
       Signed Lou Gehrig, Whitey Ford &
       Phil Rizzuto, among others.

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Cy Slapnicka 
       
SCOUT
        Signed Bob Feller.  As a GM, one of the
      1st to sign amateur players in lieu of
      signing players from minor league teams.
        
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Joe Devine 
      
  SCOUT
        Helped negotiate Yankees' purchase of
       DiMaggio.  Considered one of the
       Yankees' best ever scouts.

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Joe Cambria 
      
  SCOUT
        Famous for scouting Cubans for the
       Washington Senators.  Also signed
        Mickey Vernon & Early Wynn.

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Arch Ward 
       
SPORTSWRITER
        Urged for the installation of the MLB 
       All-Star Game in 1933 (via his columns
        in the Chicago Tribune).

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John A. Heydlar 
        LEAGUE PRESIDENT
        Served as interim NL President in 1909 &
       was the NL President from 1918-34. 
In 1929,
       he supported a D.H. rule.  Helped establish
       Cooperstown Hall of Fame.

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