Billy Southworth hit .297 over 13 years at the major league level, but that’s not why he’s in the Hall of Fame. As a manager he won 1044 games over 13 seasons, including a 3 year span where his St Louis Cardinals won 316 games(1942,43,44) 3 NL pennants and 2 World Championships. He managed the Boston Braves for 6 seasons(1946-51) winning the NL pennant in 1948. He had a winning record in 11 of his 13 seasons as a manager. His 2 losing seasons were his 1st and last seasons as a manager, both of which were only partial seasons.
He was born in Harvard……Harvard, Nebraska that is, and was enshrined in the Hall of Fame in 2008.