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Monday, October 8, 2012

Blow Out the Candles October 8

Two time Manager of the Year Danny Murtaugh was born in Chester, Pennsylvania on this date in 1917.
 1970 Topps #532

Career highlights and awards
World Series champion: 1960, 1971
Pittsburgh Pirates #40 retired
National League stolen base champion: 1941
Managerial record: 1115-950
5 postseason appearances as a manager
Selected "Man of the Year" by SPORT magazine (1960)
Twice received The Sporting News Manager of the Year Award (1960, 1970)
One of only 36 managers in major league history to win 1,000 or more games

"Why certainly I'd like to have that fellow who hits a home run every time at bat, who strikes out
every opposing batter when he's pitching, who throws strikes to any base or the plate when he's playing outfield and who's always thinking about two innings ahead just what he'll do to baffle the other team. Any manager would want a guy like that playing for him. The only trouble is to get himto put down his cup of beer and come down out of the stands and do those things."
-- Danny Murtaugh, manager

3 comments:

  1. Also born on today, Johngy's Beat favorite Rick Stelmaszek. Unfortunately, Rick's lengthy coaching career with the Twins ended as he was released. He had the 3rd longest tenure with one club.

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  2. Former Cubs catcher Rick Stelmaszek.

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  3. I couldn't help myself.
    Keep up the great work!

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