Did you know that Joe McCarthy was often called "Marse Joe" and during his entire career at the helm he never finished out of the first division?
Famous firsts? How about that Joe McCarthy was the first manager to win pennants from both the National League (1929 Chicago Cubs) and American League (1932 New York Yankees)? How about that he was also the first manager in Major League history to win four consecutive World Championships (1936 through 1939)?
Joe McCarthy managed the Chicago Cubs from 1926 through 1930, the New York Yankees from 1931 through 1946, and the Boston Red Sox from 1948 through 1950; however, McCarthy never played a single game in the Major Leagues before, during, or after his managerial career.