(May 2, 1887-March 25, 1951)
Born in Millerton, New York
Second baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics (1906-14,1927-30) and Chicago White Sox (1915-26)
Player-manager for the White Sox (1924-26)
Coach for the A's (1931-32)
General manager for the Boston Red Sox (1933-47)
Career batting average of .333
Career totals of 3,315 hits, 1,300 RBIs and 744 stolen bases
Inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame (1939)
Why he might be annoying
He initially played for the A's under the last name of 'Sullivan' to protect his eligibility for college sports.
He led the AL in errors by a 2nd baseman in 1912 with 38.
During the offseason, he buried his bats in a dunghill to keep them 'alive.'
He turned down a chance to follow Miller Huggins as manager of the Yankees because he hoped to replace Connie Mack as the A's skipper; unfortunately for him, Mack hung on as manager for another two decades.
Why he might not be annoying
He graduated from Columbia University at a time when few ballplayers attended college at all.
He led the AL in fielding percentage by a 2nd baseman eight times (1909-10,1915-16,1920-22,1924).
During a scouting trip to San Diego, he discovered Ted Williams for the Red Sox.
As of 2011, he remains in the all-time top 10 for both hits (3,315-#10) and stolen bases (744-#6).
Credit: C. Fishel
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 3 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 1 Votes: 100% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 18 Votes: 22.22% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 9 Votes: 55.56% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 9 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 15 Votes: 66.67% Annoying
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