JOE CRONIN

Game 66 | January 30, 1958 | Ted Williams, Joe Cronin, Mike Higgins
For Williams, one of the greatest players in baseball history, it was a return to the city where he won the American Association Triple Crown with the Millers in 1939 when he hit.336 with 43 home runs and 142 RBIs. Cronin, a Hall of Fame infielder; was the Red Sox general manager in 1957, and "Pinky" Higgins was the manager.


Game 190 | January 19, 1971 | Foster Brooks, Bill Rigney, Gene Autry, Joe Cronin
Brooks emceed the annual Mid-Winter Baseball Banquet. Autry, America's "Singing Cowboy," became owner of the expansion Los Angeles Angels when they were created in 1961. The Angels retired the number 26 in his honor as the 26th man on a 25-man roster. Rigney was on his way to a fifth-place finish in his second year as Twins manager, and Cronin, a Hall of Fame shortstop with the Washington Senators and Boston Red Sox, was American League president from 1959-1973.


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