Bill Carrigan

Years as Manager: 1913–1916, 1927-1929

Regular Season Record: 489-500
Postseason Record: 8-2

Elected to Red Sox Hall of Fame: 2004

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Memorable Moments for Bill Carrigan

  • 21 April 1910 - In the eighth inning of a 10-3 win, catcher Bill Carrigan and pitcher Ed Karger hit back-to-back home runs, the only instance between 1902 and 1923 that Red Sox batters hit consecutive home runs.
  • 6 May 1911 - The Yankees turn their first ever triple play when Red Sox catcher Bill Carrigan, facing pitcher Russ Ford in the ninth inning, lines into the game-ending triple treat as New York tops Boston, 6-3.
  • 13 July 1913 - Catcher Bill Carrigan replaces Jake Stahl as player-manager of the Red Sox.
  • 1 November 1916 - On the same day that New York theater owner and producer Harry H. Frazee and Hugh Ward purchase the Boston Red Sox from owner Joseph Lannin, player-manager Bill Carrigan announces his retirement. Carrigan had led Boston to two world championships in three-plus seasons at the helm but now wishes to pursue other interests back in his hometown of Lewiston, Maine.
  • 30 November 1926 - Former skipper Bill Carrigan comes out of retirement at the request of Boston ownership to once again manage the Red Sox. However, after three seasons of futility, Carrigan retires for good in December 1929.
  • 14 March 2006 - Manager Terry Francona agrees to a two-year contract extension with Boston. Francona is the first manager to lead a Red Sox team to a World Championship since Bill Carrigan in 1918, having won it all with the club in 2004.