Bucky Harris’s Managerial Career

Harris is one of the least-known long-time MLB managers. From 1924 through 1956, he managed his teams in 4410 games. A near-symmetry emerged from all those games: Harris wound up with a 2158-2219 record (a .493 winning percentage), which is close enough to even to be close to a rounding error. But what’s more, his teams scored 21,464 runs: they allowed 21,449 runs. Take away or add 15 runs over the 4410 games, and Harris’s teams even the score.

By the way, Harris twice managed his teams to a .500 season: 76-76 each time, but in 1934 a tie game was thrown into a 153-game season, his only one managing the Boston Red Sox. But, only once did the team very nearly score as many runs as it allowed: 1929, the Detroit Tigers, who scored 926 runs and allowed 928 runs.

https://www.retrosheet.org/boxesetc/H/Pharrb106.htm

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