From BR Bullpen
Francis Joseph Shaughnessy
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 1½", Weight 185 lb.
- School University of Notre Dame
- Debut April 17, 1905
- Final Game June 20, 1908
- Born April 8, 1883 in Amboy, IL USA
- Died May 15, 1969 in Montreal, QC CAN
 Biographical Information
Shag Shaughnessy, more famous for his work as a manager and executive, was in the American League in 1905 and 1908. With the Philadelphia Athletics in 1908, he hit .310. He played minor league baseball between 1903 and 1924, often as a player-manager. He hit as high as .340 with Ottawa in 1913.
In 1928, he was a coach for the Detroit Tigers. He managed for 19 years in the minor leagues between 1909 and 1936, compiling a 1148-1012 record. He was General Manager for the Montreal Royals from 1932 to 1934, then was President of the International League from 1936 to 1960. In that role, he was the innovator of a long-used playoff system known as the Shaughnessy Playoffs. In 1947 he was named as part of the inaugural class of the International League Hall of Fame.