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Chalmer Luman Harris

  • Bats Right, Throws Right
  • Height 6' 1", Weight 180 lb.

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[edit] Biographical Information

Pitcher Lum Harris played six seasons in the majors with the Philadelphia Athletics and Washington Senators, and in five of those six years, his club finished in seventh or eighth (last) place. Harris entered the Navy in August 1944 and was discharged in January 1946.

After his playing career ended, he was a Chicago White Sox coach from 1951 to 1954. He was a member of the Baltimore Orioles staff from 1955 to 1961 and was the club's interim skipper in 1961 as well. The next year, he joined the expansion Houston Colt .45's as a coach, and he became the team's manager in 1964. Harris managed the 1967 Richmond Braves then moved up to become skipper of the Atlanta Braves in 1968 and led the club to the postseason for the first time in Atlanta history the following season. Harris retired in 1972. He died of diabetes in 1996 at age 81.

[edit] Notable Achievements

  • 200 Innings Pitched Seasons: 1 (1943)
  • Division Titles: 1 (1969)
Preceded by
Paul Richards
Baltimore Orioles Manager
1961
Succeeded by
Billy Hitchcock
Preceded by
Harry Craft
Houston Colt .45s/Astros Manager
1964-1966
Succeeded by
Grady Hatton
Preceded by
Ken Silvestri
Atlanta Braves Manager
1968-1972
Succeeded by
Eddie Mathews

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