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John C. Skipper

Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer

Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager and Ballplayer

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Billy Southworth was the most successful major league baseball manager of the 1940s including the three straight years in which his St. Louis Cardinal teams won more than 100 games. He won three National League pennants with the Cardinals and one with the Boston Braves, and his .597 winning percentage is the fifth highest in baseball history. But Southworth was dogged by demons off the field, including the deaths of three children. On the field, his achievements were minimized by many because they occurred during the war years when the baseball talent level was below par. When he finally got top recognition, being elected to the Hall of Fame in 2007, the honor occurred 38 years after his death.

Author: John C. Skipper
Publisher: McFarland & Company
Published: 04/02/2013
Pages: 220
Weight: 0.65lbs
Size: 8.90h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9780786468478

About the Author
John C. Skipper, a political reporter for the Mason City (Iowa) Globe Gazette, has written numerous books on politics and baseball, including a history of the The Iowa Caucuses and acclaimed biographies of Grover Cleveland Alexander, Dazzy Vance and Charlie Gehringer.
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