PLAYER: Miller Huggins (HOF)
VARIATION: Hands At Mouth
TEAM: Cincinnati Reds
BACK: Tolstoi (18/39)
GRADE: PSA 3 VG – (3173-3504)
A solid example of Cincinnati Reds Hall Of Famer Miller Huggins. The cards feature the Tolstoi advertising reverse (ranked 18 of 39 in terms of scarcity according to T206 Resource).
Miller James Huggins
Born: March 27, 1879 – Cincinnati, OH
Died: September 25, 1929 – New York, NY
Career BA: .265
Managerial Record: 1,413–1,134
Cincinnati Reds NL (1904–1909)
St. Louis Cardinals NL (1910–1912; player/manager: 1913–1916; manager: 1917)
New York Yankees AL (manager: 1918–1929)
Miller “Mighty Mite” Huggins was a nice little player with a good bat and outstanding baserunning abilities. The story, however, does not end there. He also managed the greatest team ever assembled, the 1927 New York Yankees. Coming from a managerial stint with St. Louis, he helped build the Yankees juggernaut with Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and company. His Yankees won the 1923, 1927, and 1928 World Series along with the 1921, 1922, and 1926 AL pennants. Huggins died at age 50 in 1929 from a bacterial infection. Thousands of fans came to Yankee Stadium to view his casket and honor this beloved figure. Huggins was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 1964.
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