William Ellis Russell (born October 21, 1948) is a former shortstop, coach and manager in Major League Baseball.Russell played his entire 18-year, 2,181-game career with the Los Angeles Dodgers as the starting shortstop for four National League pennant winners and one World Series championship team.
In the first World Series in 1903, the Boston Americans (front row) defeated the Pittsburgh Pirates (back row) 5-3 in an eight-game series. Part of a series on the Major League Baseball postseason Wild Card Series ALWCS NLWCS Division Series ALDS NLDS League Championship Series ALCS (Winners list) NLCS (Winners list) World Series List of World Series champions Commissioner's Trophy Teams ...
Hanlon became captain of the Wolverines in 1885, and during the 1886 and 1887 seasons, led teams that rank among the greatest in Detroit baseball history. After acquiring sluggers Sam Thompson, Dan Brouthers and Hardy Richardson, and with pitcher Lady Baldwin winning 42 games, the 1886 Wolverines compiled an 87–36 (.707) record, but finished 2 + 1 ⁄ 2 games behind the Chicago White Stockings.
Clyde Leroy Sukeforth (November 30, 1901 – September 3, 2000), nicknamed "Sukey", was an American professional baseball catcher, coach, scout and manager.He was best known for signing the first black player in the modern era of Major League Baseball (), Jackie Robinson, after Robinson was scouted by Tom Greenwade in the Negro leagues.
John Alexander "Bid" McPhee (November 1, 1859 – January 3, 1943) was an American 19th-century Major League Baseball second baseman.He played 18 seasons in the majors, from 1882 until 1899, all for the Cincinnati Reds franchise.
Wilbert Robinson (June 29, 1864 – August 8, 1934), nicknamed "Uncle Robbie", was an American catcher, coach and manager in Major League Baseball (MLB). He played in MLB for the Philadelphia Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and St. Louis Cardinals.
Chapman had replaced Freddie Fitzsimmons as manager of the Phillies in 1945 with that team buried in last place (winner of only 17 of 68 games). The team improved somewhat through the end of the year, and climbed to fifth place in 1946, the first year of the postwar baseball boom and the last season in which the color line was in effect.