Hey baseball fans!
In my last post, I talked about the winningest manager in Yankee history, Joe McCarthy. So, in order to placate all the Bostonians, today I will be talking about the winningest manager in Red Sox history: Hall of Famer Joe Cronin.
Cronin played for the Pirates, Red Sox, and Washington Senators from 1926-1945 and was a manager for the Senators and Sox from 1933-1947. If you do the math, this means he was a player-manager from 1933-1945!! Cronin batted .301 lifetime and batted over the .300 mark in ten seasons. Joe also had eight seasons in which he collected over 100 RBIs, finishing his career with 1,424 runs batted in. He was a member of the first ever AL All Star team and competed in six more All Star Games after the first. Aside from his hitting skills, he won the 1933 pennant with Washington as a rookie manager in DC and eventually led Ted Williams and the Red Sox to a World Series in 1946, their first World Series appearance in over 25 years (which they lost). Cronin finished with 1,236 wins as a skipper, of which 1,071 of those wins was with the Red Sox. He was eventually elected into the Hall of Fame in 1956 for his years as a great baseball player.
Cronin was a great manager and ballplayer and perhaps the best player-manager of all time. Anyway, thanks for reading this post. I hope you enjoyed it and check back in a few days for more of "all the buzz on what wuzz."