Class of 1988

Born: March 9, 1893 in Harvard, Nebraska

Category: Baseball

Southworth played baseball with the Birmingham Barons in 1917 and 1918 before going to the major leagues playing with Pittsburgh, Boston, New York, and St. Louis. His lifetime batting average in the majors was .297 with a fielding average of .965. He was most famous as a major league manager. He held the distinction of being the only manager to lead a National League club to more than 100 victories in three consecutive seasons. His 1942 World Champions won 106 games while his 1943 team topped the league with 105 wins. He won three pennants for the St. Louis Cardinals in 1942, 1943 and 1944, and one for the Boston Braves in 1948. He won a World Series for St. Louis, and was named the top MLB manager in 1941 and again in 1942 by the Sporting News.