Bill Carrigan

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Bill Carrigan
Bill Carrigan Baseball Card.jpg
Catcher / Manager
Born: (1883-10-22)October 22, 1883
Lewiston, Maine
Died: July 8, 1969(1969-07-08) (aged 85)
Lewiston, Maine
Batted: Right Threw: Right
MLB debut
July 7, 1906, for the Boston Americans
Last MLB appearance
September 30, 1916, for the Boston Red Sox
MLB statistics
Batting average .257
Home runs 6
Runs batted in 235
Games managed 1,003
Managerial record 489–500
Winning % .494
Teams

As Player

As Manager

Career highlights and awards

William Francis Carrigan (October 22, 1883 – July 8, 1969), nicknamed "Rough", was a Major League baseball catcher. He was born in Lewiston, Maine, [1] where he graduated from Lewiston High School, before studying at Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts. [2]

Career[edit]

Hubert “Dutch” Leonard and Bill Carrigan (right), 1916
L to R: Cy Young, Jake Stahl, Carrigan and Michael T. McGreevy during spring training in 1912.

Carrigan started his career as a platoon catcher and played all ten seasons with the Boston Red Sox. Midway through the 1913 baseball season, he replaced Jake Stahl as manager of the defending World Series champion Red Sox as a player-manager. He then led Boston to a second-place finish in 1914 and two world championships in 1915 and 1916, compiling an 8–2 record as a manager in World Series play. Until Terry Francona duplicated the feat in 2007, he was the only manager to have won two World Series titles with Boston. Babe Ruth called Carrigan the best manager he ever played for.

He then left baseball to become a banker in his home state of Maine.[3] He returned to manage the Red Sox in 1927, but he was unable to duplicate his previous success as Boston finished in last place for three straight seasons. Bill Carrigan died in Lewiston, Maine, at the age of 85. He was posthumously elected to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame in 2004.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sketches of 13 Who Played Here in '12." Boston Record American, April 21, 1962, p. 11.
  2. ^ Ford Sawyer. "'Retired Lewiston Banker is Lured Back to Boston by Love of Baseball." Boston Globe, December 5, 1926, p. C11.
  3. ^ Kavanagh, Jack. Bill Carrigan. Retrieved October 10, 2006.

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