Though never having played in the Major Leagues himself, “Marse Joe” managed 24 seasons for the Chicago Cubs (1926-29), New York Yankees (1931-46), and the Boston Red Sox (1948-50) and in those 24 years his teams never had a losing record. By taking the Cubs to the World Series in 1929, and then the Yankees to the series 8 times in 9 seasons, he would be the first manager to win the pennants in both leagues. He is the most prolific manager in Yankee history with 1460 wins, and holds the record for the highest winning pct. for a managerial career at .614 and in World Series history at .698. His 2125 career wins place him 8th all-time. There is a plaque dedicated to him in Monument Park at Yankee Stadium.
August 13, 2014