3. Miller Huggins
Huggins had the pleasure of managing Babe Ruth when he transitioned from Boston to New York, and from the pitching mound to right field. He also had the distinct honor of managing the beautifully-constructed club of a franchise ready to run off 100 years of unmatched excellence.
Taking over in 1918, Huggins managed the Yankees’ first world championship squad in 1923 after coming up just short in 1921 and 1922.
Later in the decade, New York claimed back-to-back titles (1927 & 1928), with the ’27 “Murderers’ Row” unit recording a ridiculous 110-44 regular season.
In 12 years as a Yankee manager, he witnessed the opening of a baseball cathedral, the formation of the most deadly 1-2 punch in baseball history (Ruth & Gehrig), and the birth of limitless organizational expectations.
Overall, he went 1067-719 (.597) in regular season play, winning six AL pennants and three world championships.