Clarence "Pants" Rowland managed the Chicago White Sox to a 339-247 record from 1915-18. The Wisconsin native also led the Sox to the World Series championship in 1917. He was let go in 1918 despite that title. It turned out to be a great break, since the 1919 team became known as the Black Sox for their infamous betting scandal.
Rowland was a minor league catcher and part owner of the minor league team before taking the White Sox job. After his stint in Chicago, he served as an American League umpire for five years. Rowland later became president of the Pacific Coast League and served as executive vice-president of the Chicago Cubs.