Thursday, March 19, 2009
Tonawanda, New York: Joe McCarthy's Gravesite
One of the most successful managers in baseball history is Joe McCarthy. McCarthy is one of the few managers to win a pennant in the National (Cubs, 1929) and American (eight with the Yankees) Leagues. He won 2,125 games against 1333 losses for a winning percentage of .615. Not too shabby. No wonder he is in the Hall of Fame.
McCarthy is buried in St. Anthony's Garden, Lot 46, of Mount Olivet Cemetary on Elmwood Ave. in Tonwanda, NY. The gravesite requires a little searching since there was no marker. I was tempted to put a Red Sox flag there in 2005 as he was once a manager in Boston. By the way, the site has a view of Interstate 290 to the north, if you ever pay a visit.
Oh, and if you were looking for the grave of Senator Joe McCarthy ... sorry.