View Full Version : RIP 'The Major' Ralph Houk

07-21-2010, 05:32 PM
From: @RochieWBZ
Sent: Jul 21, 2010 6:14p

Per his grandson: Former Sox mgr Ralph Houk died today at the age of 90 in Winter Haven. Houk mged Sox from 81-84 #redsox #mlb #wbztv #wbz

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Houk also managed NYY and the Tigers

07-21-2010, 05:53 PM

07-21-2010, 06:57 PM
Had a tough job taking over from Casey Stengel but did very well.
Did not know he lived right up the road from me in Winter Haven.
RIP Major.

07-21-2010, 11:08 PM
From everything I remember about him, Houk was a class act. RIP.

Viva Medias B's
07-22-2010, 12:55 AM
They say they come in threes:

Bob Sheppard
George Steinbrenner
Ralph Houk
Requiescat in Pace, Major

07-22-2010, 06:39 AM
Houk replaced Don Zimmer in Boston and had to deal with ownership blunders ( Carlton Fisk ) but he had a knack with younger players to help them mature.