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William Francis Carrigan (October 22, 1883 - July 8, 1969), nicknamed "Rough", was a baseball catcher and right-handed batter for the Boston Red Sox in 1906 (when the team was known as the Americans), and from 1908-1916. He was born in Lewiston, Maine.
Carrigan started his career as a platoon catcher. In 1913 he took the defending World Series champion Red Sox as a player-manager. Carrigan led Boston to a second place in 1914 and two World Championships in 1915 and 1916. Then, he quit his baseball career to become a banker in his homeland. He returned to the game in 1927 as a manager for the Red Sox, but the team finished in last place for three straight seasons.
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