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Pinky Higgins
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Baseball Player
    (May 27, 1909-March 21, 1969)
    Born in Red Oak, Texas
    Birth name is Michael Franklin Higgins
    Attended the University of Texas at Austin
    Third baseman for the Philadelphia Athletics (1930, 1933-1936), Boston Red Sox (1937-1938, 1946) and the Detroit Tigers (1939-1944, 1946)
    Three-time All-Star (1934, 1936, 1944)
    Manager for the Boston Red Sox (1955-1959, 1960-1962)
    General manager for Boston Red Sox (1962-1965)
    His autographs were signed as 'Frank Higgins' even though his first name was really Michael.
    He committed errors often as a third baseman.
    He played for two teams that lost the World Series (1940 and 1946).
    He and Tom Yawkey were friends and had a reputation of being racist by opposing racial integration until 1959.
    His poor decisions for pitchers led to 100 losses for the Red Sox in the 1965 season as the team's GM.
    He was arrested for DUI and negligent homicide (February 27, 1968).
    He served in the Navy in World War II.
    He hit for the cycle (August 6, 1933).
    He retired as a third baseman with a .292 batting average, 140 home runs and 1,075 RBI.
    He held the Red Sox record for the second winningest manager until Terry Francona overtook it in the 2009 season.
    He was the Red Sox manager in Ted Williams' final seasons and Carl Yastrzemski's early seasons.

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