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Bill McKechnie
Birth: Aug. 7, 1886
Death: Oct. 29, 1965

Hall of Fame Major League Baseball Manager. Born in Wilkinsburg, Pennsylvania, he was a highly successful manager dubbed the Deacon, known for his expertise on pitching and defense. He began his career was a utility infielder for the Pittsburgh Pirates on September 8, 1907. For twenty-one seasons, he played with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1907, 1910-12, 1918, 1920), Boston Braves (1913), New York Yankees (1913), Indianapolis Hoosiers (1914), Newark Pepper (1915), New York Giants (1916) and Cincinnati Reds (1916-17). As a manager, he was the only skipper to win pennants with three different National League clubs Pittsburgh (1925), St. Louis (1928) and Cincinnati (1939-40). Deacon led his 1925 and 1940 clubs to World Championships and was named manager of the year on two occasions. He had a career of 1845 wins and 1679 loss and was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veteran's Committee in 1962. He died at age 79 in Bradenton, Florida. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
Burial:
Manasota Memorial Park
Bradenton
Manatee County
Florida, USA
Plot: Section L, Lot 185, Space 1
 
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Record added: Jul 03, 1999
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