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Henry Albert Bauer
- Bats Right, Throws Right
- Height 6' 0", Weight 192 lb.
- High School Central Catholic High School (East St. Louis)
- Debut September 6, 1948
- Final Game July 21, 1961
- Born July 31, 1922 in East St. Louis, IL
- Died February 9, 2007 in Lenexa, KS USA
". . . it was a joy. I was there 11 years and we won nine pennants." - Hank Bauer, talking about his days as a Yankee player
"He was a players' manager. He didn't overcomplicate things.": - Jim Palmer, about Bauer as a manager in Baltimore
Outfielder Hank Bauer was a regular for the New York Yankees for over a decade, playing in the World Series in nine seasons and winning seven times. A solid hitter who also possessed power, Bauer was considered to have one of the strongest and best outfield arms in baseball. After the 1959 season, he was traded along with Don Larsen to the Kansas City Athletics in a seven-player deal that brought Roger Maris to New York.
Bauer became manager of the Athletics during the 1961 season, his final year as a player. He remained the club's skipper through the 1962 season before joining the Baltimore Orioles as a coach in 1963. He took over as the O's manager in 1964 and led the team to a World Series victory in 1966. He remained with the club until 1968, when he was replaced by Earl Weaver. He returned to the Athletics, now located in Oakland, for one last season as manager in 1969.
Prior to his big league career, Bauer served in the Marines during World War II, missing the 1942-1945 seasons. He was wounded during the fighting on Okinawa and earned two Bronze Stars and a pair of Purple Hearts. He died of cancer in 2007 at age 84.
- 3-time AL All-Star (1952-1954)
- AL Triples Leader (1957)
- 20-Home Run Seasons: 2 (1955 & 1956)
- Won seven World Series with the New York Yankees (1949, 1950, 1951, 1952, 1953, 1956 & 1958)
- ML Manager of the Year Award (1966)
- AL Pennants: 1 (1966)
- Managed one World Series Champion with the Baltimore Orioles in 1966
|Kansas City A's Manager
|Baltimore Orioles Manager
|Oakland A's Manager
Year-by-Year Managerial Record
|1961||Kansas City Athletics||American League||35-67||9th||Kansas City Athletics||replaced Joe Gordon (26-33) on June 19|
|1962||Kansas City Athletics||American League||72-90||9th||Kansas City Athletics|
|1964||Baltimore Orioles||American League||97-65||3rd||Baltimore Orioles|
|1965||Baltimore Orioles||American League||94-68||3rd||Baltimore Orioles|
|1966||Baltimore Orioles||American League||97-63||1st||Baltimore Orioles||World Series Champs|
|1967||Baltimore Orioles||American League||76-85||5th||Baltimore Orioles|
|1968||Baltimore Orioles||American League||43-37||--||Baltimore Orioles||replaced by Earl Weaver on July 11|
|1969||Oakland Athletics||American League||80-69||--||Oakland Athletics||replaced by John McNamara on September 19|
|1971||Tidewater Tides||International League||79-61||2nd||New York Mets||Lost League Finals|
|1972||Tidewater Tides||International League||78-65||3rd||New York Mets||League Champs|