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 Bill McKechnie

Bill McKechnie

Birth
Wilkinsburg, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 29 Oct 1965 (aged 79)
Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Burial Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA
Plot Section L, Lot 185, Space 1
Memorial ID 5813 · View Source
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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


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  • Added: 3 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5813
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Bill McKechnie (7 Aug 1886–29 Oct 1965), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5813, citing Manasota Memorial Park, Bradenton, Manatee County, Florida, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .