Billy Southworth Redemption

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Date of Event: June 7, 1940

In 1929, Billy Southworth took over the Cardinals as manager. He tried a new tough style of managing, and it didn’t work. He was demoted to managing their Rochester club where he won 3 pennants in a row, but after a bad year and excessive drinking in grievance of his wife’s death, he was let go again. Things started to turn around for Billy in 1935—he got remarried, and Branch Rickey gave him another chance with the Cards. On June 7, 1940, he took over the Cardinals, and redeemed himself through the rest of his career.

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About the Author:

Larry Dierker was born September 22, 1946, in Hollywood California. Larry is a former Major League Baseball pitcher, manager, broadcaster, and he is also an accomplished American novelist, blogger, essayist, playwright, motivational speaker, and digital entrepreneur.