On This Day

Joe McCarthy

Full Name: Joseph Vincent McCarthy
Profession: Baseball Manager

Nationality:
United States of America
American

Why Famous: Manager of the New York Yankees between 1931 and 1946 that became known as the "Bronx Bombers".

Born: April 21, 1887
Birthplace: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA

Generation: Lost Generation
Star Sign: Taurus

Died: January 13, 1978 (aged 90)

Historical Events

  • 1930-10-10 Yankees announce signing Joe McCarthy to manage for 4 years
  • 1931-04-12 Joe McCarthy debuts as NY Yankee manager
  • 1933-06-14 MLB's Lou Gehrig and Joe McCarthy thrown out of game, McCarthy suspended 3 games but Gehrig isn't, so he continues his streak at 1,249 games
  • 1936-06-19 Joe McCarthy is named to manage AL All-Stars, rather than high-strung Mickey Cochrane, who is very close to a nervous breakdown
  • 1939-07-11 7th All Star Baseball Game: AL wins 3-1 at Yankee Stadium, New York NY Yankee/AL maanager Joe McCarthy starts 6 Yankees
  • 1944-05-09 Joe McCarthy returns as Yankee manager after an illness
  • 1946-05-24 Bill Dickey replaces Joe McCarthy as Yankee manager
  • 1947-09-29 Former Yank manager Joe McCarthy signs to manage Red Sox

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