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Babe Ruth

Babe Ruth (Baseball.  Born, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 6, 1895; died, New York, NY, Aug. 16, 1948.)  Television was the springboard to fame for most of the celebrated athletes of the 20th century and the reason many of the greats in the second half of the century earned name recognition far greater than those preceding them.  […]

Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 21, 1928.)  Edward Charles Ford’s winning percentage of .690 was the highest of any lefthanded major league pitcher in the 20th century and he had a winning record in the first 14 of the 16 seasons he spent with the Yankees.  A compact southpaw, Ford was the epitome […]

Bill Evans

Bill Evans (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Feb. 10, 1884; died, Miami, FL, Jan. 23, 1956.)  Jumping almost directly from the Cornell campus to the major leagues, William George Evans became an A.L. umpire in 1906 at age 23, the youngest ever.  Evans also wrote extensively about umpiring, including a text, “How to Umpire.”  He umpired […]

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 […]

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 […]

Wade Boggs

Wade Boggs (Baseball.  Born, Omaha, NE, June 15, 1958.)  In his 11 seasons with the Boston Red Sox, Wade Anthony Boggs estalished himself as one of the premier hitters in baseball, but hardly a favorite of Yankees fans.  However, once incumbent third baseman Charlie Hayes went to Colorado in the 1992 expansion draft, it took […]

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