Donie Bush

The 5’6″ 140-lb Tiger shortstop was a clever leadoff man who led the league in bases on balls five times. Despite a long, respectable playing career, Bush is best remembered as a manager. He led the Pirates to the World Series in 1927, where they were swept by the powerhouse Yankees. His vindictiveness may have been a factor; angry with future Hall of Famer Kiki Cuyler over a minor transgression, Bush benched him during the WS. After managing for seven major league seasons, Bush skippered in Triple-A, and became owner of the Indianapolis club. He later scouted for the Red Sox and worked for the White Sox to complete 65 years in organized baseball.