John Holland (Baseball Executive)

John Holland (Baseball Executive)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. John David Holland was an American baseball executive who served as general manager of the Chicago Cubs of Major League Baseball from 1956 to 1975. The Wichita, Kansas, native was a former minor league catcher who had toiled as an executive in the Cub farm system for the Visalia Cubs of the California League, Des Moines Bruins of the Western League, and Los Angeles Angels of the Pacific Coast League - then the Cubs' top farm team. Holland was promoted from the PCL Angels to succeed Wid Matthews as general manager of the Cubs after the end of the 1956 season. He brought with him Bob Scheffing as the Cubs' new manager. Scheffing, a former Cub catcher and coach, had won the PCL pennant with the Angels in 1956. But the Cubs were in the midst of a two-decade-long tenancy in the second division of the National Leagueshow more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 7mm | 177g
  • Ject Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134952613
  • 9786134952613