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Joe Cronin
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Birth Date:October 12, 1906
Astrology Sign:Libra
Chinese Sign:Horse - Yang
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Died Date:September 7, 1984

Occupation:Baseball Player

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Joe Cronin

Biography:Joe Cronin (October 12, 1906 - September 7, 1984) was a Major League Baseball player from 1926 to 1945 and manager from 1933 to 1947. He was a shortstop and was an All-Star seven times.

Born in the Excelsior district of San Francisco, Cronin broke into the majors in 1926 with the Pittsburgh Pirates and moved to the Washington Senators in 1928. In 1930, Cronin had a break out year, batting .346 with 13 home runs and 126 RBI. His 1931 season was nearly identical, posting a .306 average, 12 home runs and 126 RBI.

Cronin assumed managerial duties in 1933, a role he would continue with the Boston Red Sox, the team he was traded to prior to the 1935 season. Cronin's playing career finished in 1945 but he remained a manager until 1947.

Over his career, Cronin batted .300 or higher eight times as well as knocking in 100 runs or more eight times. He finished with a .301 average, 170 home runs and 1424 RBI. As a manager, he compiled a 1236-1055 record and won two American League championships (in 1933 and 1946).

At the end of the 1947 season, he succeeded Eddie Collins as general manager of the Red Sox and continued in that post through 1958. The Red Sox challenged for the AL pennant in 1948-49 (finishing second both seasons) thanks to Cronin's aggressive trades, but they began a slow decline during the 1950s and did not seriously contend after 1950. The Red Sox lavished bonus contracts on a series of young players who never became stars, and were the last team in major league baseball to integrate its roster. Boston never fielded an African-American player during Cronin's tenure as GM. In January 1959, Cronin was elected president of the American League, the first former player to be so elected; in July, the team finally integrated, promoting Pumpsie Green from its AAA club.

Cronin served as AL president until early 1973, when he was succeeded by Lee MacPhail. He was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1956.

See also

Boston Red Sox Hall of Fame

Chinese Horoscope for Joe Cronin
Includes characteristics and Vices
Joe Cronin's Chinese Horoscope
Chinese Year: January 23, 1906 - February 12, 1907
Birthday: October 12, 1906

The Horse is a Yang,
and is the Seventh sign of the Chinese horoscope.


Personality and Character Cards:
Numerology is used to calculate tarot cards

Joe Cronin's Personality Tarot Card Justice - Personality Card

Birthday: October 12, 1906

Balance, wisdom and a need for rational, logical solutions.

Joe Cronin's Character Tarot Card The High Priestess - Character Card

Birthday: October 12, 1906

Wisdom, secrets to be revealed, and the development of intuition.

This year's Growth Tarot Card
Based on this year's birthday

Joe Cronin's Growth Tarot Card The Hierophant

Birthday: October 12, 2017

Guidance on religious matters and the need to find spiritual meaning in life.




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