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Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 12, 1906; died, Osterville, MA, Sept. 7, 1984.)  An all-star shortstop during a 20-year career with Washington and the Boston Red Sox, Joseph Edward Cronin was president of the American League from 1959-73.  Cronin was the fourth A.L. president and the last not to have his office […]

Nestor Chylak

Nestor Chylak (Baseball.  Born, Olyphant, PA, May 11, 1922; died, Dunmore, PA, Feb. 17, 1982.)  A badly-wounded veteran of the Battle of the Bulge in 1944, Nestor Chylak, Jr., recovered sufficiently to become a minor league umpire by 1947.  Chylak moved up to the Eastern League in 1950, the International League in 1952 and the […]

Gene Budig

Gene Budig (Baseball.  Born, McCook, NE, May 29, 1939.)  A distinguished educator, Dr. Gene A. Budig was the seventh and last president of the American League.  Budig headed the A.L. for six seasons (1994-99).  He previously was president and a professor at Western Illinois U. (1974-77) and West Virginia U. (1977-81) and Chancellor and professor at […]

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