"The first year that I became a manager, 1969, with the Twins, I won a division championship. And got fired. The Tigers hired me. I had made $35,000 and the Tigers gave me a big raise. I won another division title and got fired again. Texas hired me, and with a bigger raise. I came in second, and got fired. The Yankees hired me, and tripled my salary, When I got fired there, and Oakland hired me - they gave me an unbelievalbe raise. I've got a long-term contract now, but if I get fired again, I might run for President."
The Baseball Writers Association of America awarded a Sophomore of the
Year Award from 1953-1962. Players below in bold proved resistant
to the "sophomore jinx" by winning the award the year after
winning Rookie of the Year honors.
Our sites have always been by you and about you. If
our TV Forums or our Technology & Science forums, you'll find literally thousands of messages from fans
of 1970s TV shows, survivors of hurricanes or aircraft accidents, etc. from all over the world sharing their memories, asking
questions, making comments. Our baseball section is new, but don't let
that stop you from sharing
your memories of the first game you went to, your favorite player, a
now-forgotten stadium, etc. Of course you can also ask questions, post
trivia, tell the world what you think of Barry Bonds, or just read what
others are saying.
Ernie Banks may have lost out to Wally Moon for Rookie of the Year in '54, but he took home Sophomore of the Year over Moon and Hank Aaron in '55.
Logos and team names may be trademarks of their respective franchises or leagues. This site is not recognized, approved, sponsored by, or endorsed by Major League Baseball nor any sports league or team. Any marks, terms, or logos are used for editorial/identification purposes and are not claimed as belonging to this site or its owners. Any statistical data provided courtesy of Retrosheet (see credits).