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Joe Cronin

Baseball Player and Manager Joe Cronin

Full Name: Joseph Edward Cronin
Profession: Baseball Player and Manager

United States of America

Why Famous: Over 48 years in baseball as a player, manager and 14 years as president of the American League.

Born: October 12, 1906
Birthplace: San Francisco, California, USA

Generation: Greatest Generation
Chinese Zodiac: Horse
Star Sign: Libra

Died: September 7, 1984 (aged 77)

Historical Events

  • 1930-10-10 AP votes Joe Cronin unofficial AL MVP & BWA names Hack Wilson NL MVP
  • 1930-11-25 Sporting News picks Bill Terry as NL MVP & Joe Cronin as AL MVP
  • 1934-07-10 NL pitcher Carl Hubbell strikes out Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Al Simmons and Joe Cronin for MLB All Star game record for consecutive strikeouts; AL still win, 9-7
  • 1934-10-26 While Washington Senators player-manager Joe Cronin honeymoons with Mildred Robertson, owner Clark Griffith's niece and adopted daughter, he is sold to Red Sox
  • 1943-06-17 Player-manager Joe Cronin of Red Sox hits two 3-run pinch home runs
  • 1956-01-26 Hank Greenberg & Joe Cronin are elected to Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1956-07-23 Joe Cronin & Hank Greenberg inducted into Baseball Hall of Fame
  • 1959-01-31 Joe Cronin signs 7 year pact to become head of AL
  • 1973-12-20 AL president Joe Cronin refuses to allow Dick Williams to manage Yankees
  • 1974-01-01 Lee MacPhail takes over as AL president, succeeding Joe Cronin
  • 1984-05-29 Boston Red Sox retires #9 (Ted Williams) & #4 (Joe Cronin)

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