(October 4, 1910-February 11, 2002)
Born in San Francisco, California
Shortstop for the New York Yankees (1932-48)
.245 batting average
Two-time All-Star (1936,1939)
Third base coach for the Yankees (1948-68), Seattle Pilots (1968) and Minnesota Twins (1970-71)
Why he might be annoying
He was considered a weak link in the Yankees' batting line-up.
He twice led the AL in strikeouts.
He was suspended the first 30 days of the 1943 season and fined $250 for shoving an ump during the 1942 World Series.
During an argument with Jim Bouton, he started throwing punches at Bouton.
Why he might not be annoying
He was considered a master of old-school baseball tactics, like the hidden ball trick and sign stealing.
He twice led AL shortstops in double plays (1938-39).
As a player and coach, he won a record 17 World Series.
As a coach, even as he approached his 60th birthday, he could work out as long and hard as the players.
He was married to Norma Crosetti for 63 years.
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 4 Votes: 25.00% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 4 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 7 Votes: 57.14% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 7 Votes: 42.86% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 16 Votes: 62.50% Annoying
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