New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: Cardinals

Bill White

Bill White (Baseball.  Born, Lakewood, Fla., Jan. 28, 1934.)  A versatile man with a strong personality, William DeKova White had three distinct careers in baseball.  While in the New York Giants farm system, White attended Hiram (O.) College, but he became a big league player, not a doctor.  In 1956, he played 138 games as […]

George Weiss

George Weiss (Baseball.  Born, New Haven, CT, June 23, 1895; died, Greenwich, CT, Aug. 13, 1972.)  If any baseball executive in New York history matched the acumen of Ed Barrow or Branch Rickey, George Martin Weiss was that man.  Weiss was the Yankees general manager from 1948-60, during which time the team exerted the greatest […]

Curt Davis

Curt Davis (Baseball.  Born, Greenfield, MO, Sept. 7, 1903; died, Covina, CA, Oct. 13, 1965.)  Once traded by the Cubs to the Cardinals for Dizzy Dean, Curtis Benton Davis came to the Dodgers with outfielder Joe (Ducky) Medwick for four players and $125,000 on June 12, 1940.  Davis was 8-7 for Brooklyn that season and […]

Frank Dascoli

Frank Dascoli (Baseball.  Born, Canterbury, CT, Dec. 26, 1915; died, Danielson, CT, Aug. 11, 1990.)  He moved up to the N.L. with rapidity, but Frank Dascoli moved out the league even more quickly.  Dascoli started umpiring in the Eastern Shore League in 1946, by June moved to the Canadian-American League and was in the I.L. […]

Ken Burkhart

Ken Burkhart (Baseball.  Born, Knoxville, TN, Nov. 18, 1916; died, Knoxville, TN, Dec. 29, 2004.)  A major league pitcher with the Cardinals and Reds (1945-49), Kenneth William Burkhart was a National League ironman umpire.  Burkhart worked his entire 17-season career (1957-73) without missing a day.  He became the center of controversy during the 1970 World Series […]

About This Dictionary

The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

Share Our Blog!

Sort by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Support n-yhs

Help us support our sports database and other collections.

About Bill Shannon

A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

Submission Form

* (denotes required field)

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy