Henry Albert Bauer
Born: July 31, 1922 in East St. Louis, IL
Died: Feb. 9, 2007 in Kansas City, MO
Debut: 1948 | Pos: OF
H: 6'0" | W: 192 | B: R | T: R
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Hank Bauer, who helped the Yankees win seven World Series as a player and the Orioles win the series as a manager, died on Feb. 9, 2007 in Kansas City, MO. He was 84.
His playing career began in 1948 and ended in 1961. During his 12 seasons with the Yankees, New York won seven World Series Championships and nine American League Pennants. In the 1958 World Series, Bauer hit .323 with four home runs and eight RBI to help the Yankees beat the Milwaukee Braves.
As a player, Bauer hit .277 in 1,544 career games. He has 164 home runs and 703 RBI. He was an All-Star in 1952, 1953 and 1954.
In December 1959, the Yankees traded Bauer, along with Don Larsen, Norm Siebern and Marv Thorneberry, to the Kansas City Athletics for Roger Maris, Joe DeMaestri and Kent Hadley.
He became manager of Kansas City in 1961. He served as manager there until the end of 1962. In 1964, he became manager of Baltimore and stayed there until midway into the 1968 season. In 1969, he manager the Oakland A's -- his last season as a major league manager.
His record with Baltimore was 407-318 and his record with the Athletics was 187-226. Baltimore went to the World Series in 1966.
In 1966, he managed the Orioles to a 97-63 record and a World Series sweep of Los Angeles.
Bauer joined the Marines following the attack on Pearl Harbor and saw action in several battles.