Hall of Fame manager Bucky Harris dies on his 81st birthday. Harris won two World Championships and three American League pennants over a 29-year career with the Washington Senators and New York Yankees, among other teams.
1924 Clark Griffith picks 27-year-old second baseman Bucky Harris to manage the Washington Senators. Harris was 22 years old when he broke into MLB on August 28, 1919, with the Washington club. The Senators would win their only World Series championship in ’24 with Harris at the helm.
Billy Herman, Earl Averill, and Bucky Harris are selected for the Hall of Fame by the Special Veterans Committee. Herman was a ten-time All-Star second baseman who batted .304 in 15 seasons and played in four World Series. Averill batted .299 or better in nine of his first ten seasons and finished as a .318 career hitter. Harris managed the Senators…
Bucky Harris, who managed the 1924 and 1925 American League champion Senators, is hired back by Washington to replace youthful Joe Cronin, who had been sold to the Boston Red Sox. Harris will make the Hall of Fame as a manager by vote of the Veterans Committee in 1975.