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Miller Huggins & Umpires

Published by Bain News Service, 1923

Miller Huggins, nicknamed “Mighty Mite” (March 27, 1879 – September 25, 1929), was a baseball player and baseball manager.

As a player, Mighty Mite joined the Cincinnati Reds in 1904 as a second baseman. Over a 13-year career (Cincinnati 1904–09 and St. Louis Cardinals, 1910–16) he led the league in walks four times and regularly posted an on base percentage near .400. He scored 100 or more runs three times and regularly stole 30 or more bases. He finished his career with 324 steals.

He managed the powerhouse New York Yankee teams of the 1920s and won six American League pennants and three World Series championships.

The picture is part of George Grantham Bain Collection, one of America’s earliest news picture agencies.

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