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Amos Rusie

Amos Rusie (Baseball.  Born, Mooresville, IN, May 31, 1871; died, Seattle, WA, Dec. 6, 1942.)  Even though he won 245 games in 10 major league seasons, Amos Wilson Rusie was perhaps most famous for games he didn’t win.  Rusie missed three full seasons due to contract disputes, marital difficulties, and an 1898 sore arm.  He […]

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (Baseball. Born, Factoryville, PA, Aug. 12, 1880; died, Saranac Lake, NY, Oct. 7, 1925.) Perhaps the greatest pitcher ever to pitch for any New York team, Christy Mathewson won 372 games in 16 seasons with the Giants and hurled three shutouts during the 1905 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, a heavy-hitting team […]

Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 1, 1860; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1915.)  There have been many colorful and controversial team owners in New York sports, but few as confrontational, combative, and thin-skinned as Andrew Freedman.  Freedman was a politically-connected Democrat with ties to Tammany Hall boss Richard Croker who prospered […]

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