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Billy Southworth

Billy Southworth

Billy Southworth had a 13 season career. He almost batted .300 (actual was .297) which is pretty good. He also had 53 home runs, 138 stolen bases and 1,296 hits. He played for the Boston Braves from 1921 to 1923.

He also did very well as a manager. He was the Boston Braves manager from 1946 to 1949, 1950 to 1951. His .597 record is second to all time record holder Joe McCarthy’s .615. He had four first place finishes and won two World Series. He really helped the Braves in the 1940’s. Getting into the Hall of Fame in 2008 proved it all.

Great player. Great manager.