Fred Haney

Following a career spent mostly as a Tiger third baseman and a long stint in Triple-A, Haney began managing at Toledo (American Association) in 1936. He was elevated to the Browns in 1939, but guided them to a club-record 111 losses. Replaced early in 1941, he went back to Toledo. He turned to broadcasting games for Hollywood (Pacific Coast League) in 1943-48, then managed the club to two pennants in four seasons. That success earned him the job in Pittsburgh, where he finished last three years in a row (1953-55). Taking over the Braves in June 1956, he led them to a world championship in 1957 and a pennant in 1958. Despite finishing second in 1959, he was fired. He was called a conservative manager and was once hung in effigy by Milwaukee fans during a pennant-winning campaign. He later broadcast NBC-TV’s Game of the Week, and served as GM of the expansion Los Angeles Angels.