The Man in the Dugout: Fifteen Big League Managers Speak Their Minds

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AL LOPEZ

ALFONSO RAYMOND LOPEZ Born: August 20, 1908, Tampa, Florida Managerial career: Cleveland Indians, 1951-56; Chicago White Sox, 1957-65, 1968-69

In fifteen full years as a manager, Al Lopez's ball clubs were never out of the first division, and only three times were they lower than second place. Lopez's 1954 Cleveland Indians set an American League record with 111 wins. Lopez holds the major league record for lifetime games for a catcher--1,918. He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977.

In 1925 a team of big leaguers came barnstorming through Tampa right after the World Series, planning on playing each other or playing against a local pick-up team. When they got to Tampa, they thought it might be a good idea to get one of the local kids to play with them, to attract some customers. I was only seventeen years old at the time and had caught just one season in the Florida State League, so you can imagine how scared and excited and delighted I was to play with big leaguers.

"Great," I said. "Who's pitching?"

" Walter Johnson," they said.

" Walter Johnson!" I asked. This was a little more than I expected.

"Do you think you can catch him?"

"I don't know," I said. "But I'll try."

So they advertised it: Walter Johnson pitching, Al Lopez catching. I thought that was pretty funny, me being an equal

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction 3
  • 1 - Bobby Bragan 7
  • 2 - Burleigh Grimes 30
  • 3 - Eddie Sawyer 59
  • 4 - Joe Mccarthy 80
  • 5 - Walter Alston 96
  • 6 - Paul Richards 118
  • 7 - Ossie Bluege 144
  • 8 - Bob Shawkey 166
  • 9 - Al Lopez 180
  • 10 - Dick Williams 198
  • 11 - Roger Peckinpaugh 212
  • 12 - Mayo Smith 230
  • 13 - Billy Herman 241
  • 14- Luke Sewell 256
  • 15 - Jimmy Dykes 274
  • Appendix: Statistics 297
  • Index 335
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