Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Francis Joseph Lefty O'Doul was an American Major League Baseball player who went on to become an extraordinarily successful manager in the minor leagues, and also a vital figure in the establishment of professional baseball in Japan.Born in San Francisco, California, O'Doul began his professional career as a left-handed pitcher with the minor-league San Francisco Seals of the Triple-A Pacific Coast League. After some major-league success with the New York Yankees and Boston Red Sox from 1919 to 1923, he developed a sore arm which relegated him to relief duties. Returning to the Pacific Coast League, he converted himself to a power-hitting outfielder. The New York Giants brought him back to the major leagues in 1928, where he batted .319 as a platoon playerPlease note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online.
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