Donie Bush - 1915/16 M101-4 Sporting News

Owen Joseph “Donie” Bush (1887-1972) deprived a young Red Sox pitching phenom named Babe Ruth a no-hitter when he knocked a single in the eighth inning, the only hit allowed by the Bambino. Bush played shortstop for 16 seasons with the Detroit Tigers (1908-1921) and the Washington Senators (1921-1923). Donie shares the Major League record of most triple plays all-time (9) with Hall of Famer Bid McPhee. Bush also holds the all-time records for most putouts (425) and chances (969) in a season by a shortstop. He was an excellent fielder and possessed a keen eye at the plate, drawing numerous walks and leading the league five times from 1909-1914. Donie Bush retired after posting a .250 career batting average with 1,804 hits, 1,280 runs, 436 RBI and 406 stolen bases. As a manager, Bush won one National League pennant with the Pittsburgh Pirates (1927) and had a 497-539 record at the helm of four different teams (Senators, Pirates, White Sox Reds). Bush has been criticized for his clash with star right fielder Kiki Cuyler could have cost the 1927 Pirates the World Series, as Bush benched the Hall of Famer for the end of the season and Fall Classic. Donie Bush spent 67 years in the Major Leagues as a player, coach, manager, scout and executive and was known by many as “Mr. Baseball.”

Condition Census (Explain)

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Pos Grade Thumbnail Pedigree and History
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
1 NM 7
2 EX 5
3 VG-EX+ 4.5
4 GOOD 2