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Ed Konetchy

Ed Konetchy (Baseball. Born, LaCrosse, WI, Sept. 3, 1885; died, Fort Worth, TX, May 27, 1947.) The first baseman for Brooklyn’s 1920 N.L.champions, Edward Joseph Konetchy had a long career before he joined the Dodgers, starting in 1907. In 1919, he came to Brooklyn from the Boston Braves and hit .308 for the 1920 pennant […]

Buddy Kerr

Buddy Kerr (Baseball.  Born, Astoria, New York, Nov. 6, 1922; died, New York, NY, Nov. 7, 2006.)  A lean, lantern-jawed shortstop with a great glove is the way most Giants fans remember John Joseph Kerr.  Kerr did not start out as a smooth fielder.  Despite hitting just .209 at Jersey City, he was called up […]

Lefty Gomez

Lefty Gomez (Baseball.  Born, Rodeo, CA, Nov. 26, 1910; died, Larkspur, CA, Feb. 17, 1989.)  Known throughout his major league career as “El Goofo,” Vernon Louis Gomez was one of the great characters in baseball, but he was also a good enough pitcher to last for 14 seasons in the majors and help pitch the […]

Jacques Fournier

Jacques Fournier (Baseball.  Born, Au Sable, MI, Sept. 28, 1892; died, Tacoma, WA, Sept. 5, 1973.)  A powerful lefthanded hitter and adequate first baseman, Jacques Frank Fournier played briefly for the Yankees and enjoyed some of his best years with Brooklyn (1923-26).  After parts of six seasons with the Chicago White Sox, Fournier hit .350 […]

Bill Dahlen

Bill Dahlen (Baseball.  Born, Fort Plain, NY, Jan. 5, 1871; died, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 5, 1950.)  Following a superb eight-year stint in Chicago, where he once hit safely in 70 of 71 games (1894), William Frederick Dahlen came to Brooklyn.  Dahlen was the regular shortstop for the N.L. pennant winners in 1899 and 1900, though […]

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