Ex Sox Manager Ralph Houk DIes at Age 90
BOSTON (AP) – The Boston Red Sox say former manager Ralph Houk
(HOWK) has died. He was 90.
Red Sox spokesman Dick Bresciani (Bresh-ee-ah-nee) says Houk
died in Winter Haven, Fla., on Wednesday afternoon. The team heard
from Houk's grandson, who lives in the Boston area. The cause of
death was not immediately known.
Houk spent parts of eight seasons as a backup catcher for the
New York Yankees, appearing in just 91 games. But he made his mark
as a manager, winning 3,157 games over 20 seasons with the Yankees,
Detroit Tigers and Red Sox.
He won the World Series in 1961 and '62 with the Yankees in his
first two years as a manager, and won another AL pennant the next