Rigney in 1953.
|Infielder / Manager|
January 29, 1918|
|Died: February 20, 2001
Walnut Creek, California
|Batted: Right||Threw: Right|
|April 16, 1946 for the New York Giants|
|Last MLB appearance|
|September 12, 1953 for the New York Giants|
|Runs batted in||212|
|Career highlights and awards|
A 26-season major league veteran, Rigney played for the New York Giants from 1946 through 1953. His most productive season came in 1947, when he collected career-highs in home runs (17), RBI (59), runs (84), hits (142), doubles (24) and games played (130). An All-Star in 1948, he was a .259 career hitter with 41 home runs and 212 RBI in 654 games.
Following his playing career, Rigney served as the Giants manager from 1956–60, leading the club in its first season after moving from New York to San Francisco in 1958. He then became the expansion Los Angeles Angels' first manager in 1961, moved with them to Anaheim, and remained until the 1969 season, winning the AL Manager of the Year Award in 1962.
With a disappointing 11-28 record and mired in a ten-game losing streak, Rigney was fired by the Angels on May 27, 1969, and succeeded by Lefty Phillips. Later in 1969, Rigney joined the San Francisco Giants' radio broadcast team to close out the season; coincidentally, both KSFO, the Giants flagship station, and the Angels were owned at that time by Gene Autry and Robert O. Reynolds.
In an 18-season managerial career, Rigney posted a 1239–1321 record (.484) in 2561 games. After that, he served as a front-office consultant and a radio and TV broadcaster for the Oakland Athletics in the 1980s.
Rigney died in Walnut Creek, California, at age of 83.
The Bill Rigney Good Guy Award is given each year to a San Francisco Giant and Oakland Athletic who is most accommodating to the media. 
- Rigney took the reins of the Giants in 1956, succeeding Leo Durocher, for whom he had played from 1948 to 1953. "I learned a lot from Leo Durocher", he said. "I learned about the hit-and-run, about gambling and going against the percentages. You can't play it the same all the time." – Norman L. Macht, at Baseball Library 
- Baseball-Reference.com - career managing record and playing statistics