Bucky Harris: A Biography of Baseball’s Boy Wonder



In 1924, at the age of 27, manager and second baseman Stanley “Bucky” Harris—aka “The Boy Wonder”—led the Washington Senators to their only World Series championship. His incredible debut season at the helm of the Senators marked the beginning of remarkable 29-year managerial career that earned him a spot in the Baseball Hall of Fame. This detailed biography chronicles Harris’s road to the top of his sport, including his youth in the coal mining region of eastern Pennsylvania, his brief stint in professional basketball, his early days as a baseball player, his 1947 world championship as manager of the Yankees, and his role in the racial integration of both the Senators and the Boston Red Sox. By highlighting Harris’ easy-going nature and intelligence, this profile makes it perfectly clear why one player being traded to Harris’ Senators declared, “Ask any ballplayer who he’d like to play for and he’d say Bucky Harris.”