Felber: The death of Miller Huggins

From SABR member Bill Felber at The National Pastime Museum on September 20, 2017:

Miller Huggins is widely regarded as one of baseball’s greatest managers. A 1964 Hall of Fame inductee, he managed the Yankees to six American League pennants and to the 1923, 1927, and 1928 World Series championships. During his 12-season tenure in New York, Huggins-led Yankees teams won nearly 60 percent of their games, and only once finished out of the first division. A lifelong bachelor and tireless worker, Huggins’s great advantage was the single-mindedness with which he prepared both himself and his team.

The great irony of Huggins’s life is that he took only one opponent for granted, and it killed him.

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Originally published: September 20, 2017. Last Updated: September 20, 2017.