Miller Huggins - Cincinnati, Ohio
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
N 39° 10.307 W 084° 31.533
16S E 713761 N 4338756
Quick Description: Miller Huggins was the manager of the Great Yankee Teams of the 1920’s including the 1927 team known as “Murderers Row.”
Location: Ohio, United States
Date Posted: 3/29/2013 7:02:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMGPYC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member rangerroad
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Long Description:
Miller Huggins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio and played Basketball and Baseball for the University of Cincinnati. He also studied law under William Howard Taft, but was advised by Taft that he should concentrate on his baseball career. Even though he was admitted to the bar he never practiced law. He played for both the Cincinnati Reds and the St. Louis Cardinals from 1904 – 1915. He also was the Cardinal Manager from 1913 – 1917. In 1918 he was named Manager of the New York Yankees and the success of his Yankee Teams of the 1920’s led to the nickname “Murderers Row.” The most legendary “Murderers Row” team was the 1927 Yankees which featured such greats as Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig and Tony Lazzeri. Those Great Murderers Rows teams won 6-American League Championships, and 3-World Series. Miller Huggins fell suddenly ill on September 20, 1929 and died on September 25, 1929. He is buried in the Spring Hill Cemetery in his native Cincinnati, Ohio.
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Miller Huggins was born in Cincinnati, Ohio on March 27, 1879. He attended the University of Cincinnati where he studied law and played both baseball and basketball. He played shortstop for the Bearcats and was name the team captain in 1900. While attending college Huggins also played semi-pro baseball for the Cincinnati Shamrocks. Huggins realized that he could make more money playing baseball and on the advice of one of his law professors, William Howard Taft, pursued a career in Baseball. He was admitted to the bar but never actually practiced law. Huggins place second base for the Cincinnati Reds from 1904-1909 and for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1910-1916. He was a player manager for the Cardinals from 1913-1917. Huggins also went on to manage the New York Yankees from 1918-1929. His Yankee Teams of the 1920’s were so successful that they were nicknamed “Murderers Row,” especially the 1927 Yankees which featured Earle Combs, Mark Koenig, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, and Tony Lazzeri. The Great Yankee Murderers Row teams won 6-American League Pennants and 3-World Series and is still one of the most legendary teams in Baseball History. On September 20, 1929 fell ill and checked into a hospital and died 5-day later on September 25, 1929. Miller Huggins is buried in the Spring Grove Cemetery in Cincinnati, Ohio


Date of birth: 3/27/1879

Date of death: 9/25/1929

Area of notoriety: Sports

Marker Type: Headstone

Setting: Outdoor

Visiting Hours/Restrictions: Daily - 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Fee required?: No

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