McCarthy, Joseph Vincent

McCarthy, Joseph Vincent, 1887–1978, American baseball manager, b. Philadelphia. A manager in the American Association and later (1926–30) in the National League, “Marse Joe,” as he was known, became manager of the American League's New York Yankees in 1931. During his 16-year tenure with the Yankees his teams won eight league pennants and seven world championships. He later managed (1948–50) Boston in the American League. In 1957 he was elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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