Sunday, December 9, 2012

1951 Topps Red Back #24 - Hank Bauer

Hank Bauer (b. 1922 - d. 2007) played in the majors from 1948 to 1961 for the Yankees, and A's (Kansas City).  He had 1,424 career hits, 164 home runs and a .277 batting average.  He finished as high as 8th in the AL MVP voting in 1955.  He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1949 through 1953, 1956 and 1958.  Bauer was also a manager for the Kansas City A's, the Orioles and the Oakland A's.  He won the World Series with the Orioles in 1966 when the O's swept the Dodgers in 4 games.  Bauer's career managerial record was 407-318 in parts of 8 seasons, winning only the one pennant and World Series with the Orioles.

Deceased: 19
Manager: 3

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