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Lip Man 1
03-16-2011, 05:13 PM
Former Sox manager in part of 1953 and all of 1954 and 1955 passed away today at the age of 93.

Billy Pierce told me that he learned more about baseball from Paul Richards than any other manager he played for but thought that Marion did a very good job. He was a lot better than fans thought he'd be and the Sox played well under him.

I wonder who the oldest former Sox manager still with us is? Could it be Don Kessinger? (managed half season in 79)

Lip

DumpJerry
03-16-2011, 05:17 PM
Former Sox manager in part of 1953 and all of 1954 and 1955 passed away today at the age of 93.

Billy Pierce told me that he learned more about baseball from Paul Richards than any other manager he played for but thought that Marion did a very good job. He was a lot better than fans thought he'd be and the Sox played well under him.

I wonder who the oldest former Sox manager still with us is? Could it be Don Kessinger? (managed half season in 79)

Lip
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I am ageless

Medford Bobby
03-16-2011, 05:17 PM
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LITTLE NELL
03-16-2011, 05:31 PM
Remember him well as he was manager when I went to my first Sox game in 1955 but he was replaced by a not too shabby manager in Al Lopez.
Marion was a great shortstop in his day and won an MVP award in 1944 with the Cardinals.
My first baseball glove was a Marty Marion model which was soon replaced by a Nellie Fox model.
RIP Marty.

SI1020
03-16-2011, 10:55 PM
Marion's 1955 team had enough talent to win a pennant, but unfortunately they came up a little short. Losing Dick Donovan for a month due to an appendectomy in the heat of the pennant race didn't help. Donovan who was 13-4 before the surgery was largely ineffective upon his return. and finished the year at 15-9. Marion's White Sox were 179-138 .565 in his 2+ years as manager.

Noneck
03-16-2011, 11:33 PM
I wonder who the oldest former Sox manager still with us is? Could it be Don Kessinger? (managed half season in 79)

Lip

I think Les Moss is still will us.