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William "Rough Bill" Carrigan
Birth: Oct. 22, 1883
Lewiston
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
Death: Jul. 8, 1969
Lewiston
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA

Major League Baseball Player and Manager. Born William Francis Carrigan, he grew up in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine, before attending Holy Cross College in Worcester, Massachusetts in 1904. There he lettered in football and was the starting catcher for their baseball team. At the end of his second year, he was signed as an amateur free agent to the Boston Americans, who would later become the Boston Red Sox. He made his first appearance in the Major Leagues on July 7. 1906, as a platoon catcher. He would spend his entire playing career behind the plate in Boston, becoming known as "Rough Bill" Carrigan. During the 1913 season, he replaced Jake Stahl as manager while still continuing to be an active player. He led the Red Sox to a second-place finish in 1914 and back to back World Series championships in 1915 and 1916. During this time he managed one of the most famous players in baseball, Babe Ruth, who named Carrigan as the "greatest manager I ever played under". When the team was sold in 1916, he left the Major League to return to his home town and pursue a career in banking. His last appearance as a player was September 30, 1916. He was recalled by the Red Sox to manage them again in 1927, but only stayed on this time for two years, leaving in 1929. He returned home to his banking career, eventually becoming president of People's Savings Bank in Maine. In 1946 he was named to the Honor Roll in the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame, in 1968 was named to Holy Cross College's Hall of Fame, and in 2004 named to the Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame. "Rough Bill" Carrigan passed away in a Lewiston, Maine hospital in 1969 at the age of 85. (bio by: Tracy G.) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Beulah Bartlett Carrigan (1886 - 1958)*
 
 Children:
  Beulah B Carrigan Crosby (1916 - 2008)*
  Constance Carrigan Coughlin (1918 - 2006)*
  William F. Carrigan (1921 - 2006)*
 
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Burial:
Riverside Cemetery
Lewiston
Androscoggin County
Maine, USA
 
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Record added: Jul 06, 2008
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- MosherSt.Munger
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014

- Ryan Curtis
 Added: Jul. 8, 2014
Thanks Bill for catching with the Red Sox from 1906-1916! You played in 3 World Series too!!!!
- KParn
 Added: Jul. 31, 2012
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