Andy Coakley

Coakley is best remembered as Lou Gehrig‘s coach at Columbia University, where he directed the baseball team, 1915-51. Years before that, he came to the Philadelphia A’s from Holy Cross, a natty collegian considered the “Beau Brummel” of baseball. He won 20 games in 1905 but, in his only World Series appearance, became one of Christy Mathewson‘s victims when the Giants’ superstar threw three shutouts against the Athletics. Columbia’s baseball team currently plays at Andy Coakley Field.