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Suitcase Bob Seeds

Suitcase Bob Seeds (Baseball.  Born, Ringgold, TX, Feb. 24, 1907; died, Erick, OK, Oct. 28, 1993.)  Although he earned his nickname for his travels around the minor leagues, Robert Ira Seeds played parts of nine seasons with five major league teams, including two in New York – the Yankees (1936) and the Giants (1938-40).  Seeds did […]

Babe Dahlgren

Babe Dahlgren (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 1912; died, Arcadia, CA, Sept. 4, 1996.)  In the final analysis, he was little more than a well-traveled journeyman of major league quality, but Ellsworth Tenny Dahlgren achieved a unique distinction.  On May 2, 1939, Dahlgren started at first base for the Yankees (and homered in […]

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