Born: 1/17/1915 Died: 11/11/1996 Birthplace: New Castle, AL
Luman Harris was born January 17, 1915, New Castle, Alabama. He spent 33 years in Professional Baseball as a player, coach and manager. His career began in 1936 when he signed with the Atlanta Crackers. Moved to the Big Leagues in 1941 as a pitcher with Connie Mack's Philadelphia Athletics. His record was 35-63. His last year as a player was 1947 with Washington. He coached for many years on Paul Richards' staff at Chicago, Baltimore and Houston. In 1961 he became the manager of the Baltimore Orioles. He managed Houston in 1964 and 1965, and during this time his Astros played the New York Yankees in the first Major League game ever played indoors, at the Astrodome. From 1968 to 1972 he managed the Atlanta Braves and in 1969 guided the Braves to the National League West Division Title. He passed away on November 11, 1996.