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Frank Cashen

Frank Cashen  (Baseball.  Born, Baltimore, Md., Sept. 13, 1925.)  There is little doubt that J. Frank Cashen was the principal architect of the Mets championship team of 1986.  Having previously served the Orioles in his native Baltimore, Cashen was working in the office of Commissioner Bowie Kuhn when the Mets were sold by the Payson [...]

Bowie Kuhn

Bowie Kuhn (Baseball. Born, Takoma Park, MD, Oct. 28, 1926; died, Jacksonville, FL, Mar. 15, 2007.) In the wake of Gen. William D. (Spike) Eckert’s forced resignation Dec. 6, 1968, baseball sought a commissioner to improve the game’s image and selected Bowie Kent Kuhn for the job. A graduate of Princeton (1947) and the University [...]

Jerry Neudecker

Jerry Neudecker (Baseball.  Born, Marine, IL, Aug. 13, 1930; died, Fort Walton Beach, FL, Jan. 11, 1997.)  Jerome A. Neudecker was an A.L. umpire for 20 seasons (1966-85).  Following Bill Kunkel’s retirement after the 1984 season, Neudecker was the last A.L. umpire using the outside “balloon” chest protector while working behind the plate.  The outside [...]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York [...]

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