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Sunday, April 17, 2016

John McGraw Begins Managerial Career in 1899

April 18, 1899. Hall of Fame Manager John McGraw manages his first game with the old Baltimore Orioles, and beats the New York Giants. He would later manage the Giants for 30 years, and spent 33 years as Major League manager. He had a career record of 2763-1948 (.586 winning percentage). He won 10 Pennants, and three World Series Championships. He was known as Mugsy, and stood only 5-3, but was one most fearless managers in baseball history. The film is the New York Giants training in 1917.

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