Don Gutteridge,

Donald Joe Gutteridge (born June 19, 1912 in Pittsburg, Kansas) is a former second and third baseman in Major League Baseball for the St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Browns, Boston Red Sox, and Pittsburgh Pirates, as well as a manager for the Chicago White Sox for two years.


He played his first game for the Cardinals at age 24, and in only his second career major league game had six hits in a doubleheader, including an inside-the-park home run and two steals of home plate. He was an average hitter with excellent speed and fielding ability (he turned five double plays in a game in 1944 during the Browns' only pennant-winning season). Gutteridge was sold to the Red Sox in 1946, where he played in his only other World Series. He retired from playing after only two games with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1948.

Gutteridge coached for the White Sox for over a decade (1955-66 and 1968-69), and in 1969 he succeeded Al Lopez as the team manager. He would lead Chicago to a fifth place finish in the AL West that season and was fired with 26 games left in the 1970 season. He was replaced by interim manager Bill Adair. By the end of his Major League career he had gotten six different World Series rings. As of June 19th, 2006 every year the 19th of June will be known as Don Gutteridge Day in Pittsburg, Kansas.

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