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Ruben Gomez

Ruben Gomez (Baseball.  Born, Arroyo, P.R., July 13, 1927; died, Carolina, P.R., July 26, 2004.)  Noted perhaps more for walks and hit batsmen that pitching efficiency, Ruben Colon Gomez was nonetheless critical to the Giants’ 1954 world championship, their last in New York.  Gomez had by far his best major league season that year with […]

Carl Furillo

Carl Furillo (Baseball.  Born, Stony Creek Mills, PA, Mar. 8, 1922; died, Stony Creek Mills, PA, Jan. 21, 1989.)  “Skoonj” and “The Reading Rifle” were two of the nicknames hung on rightfielder Carl Anthony Furillo during his years with the  Brooklyn Dodgers.  The opposition mainly called him “poison.”  Famed as one of the best throwing […]

Bill Bevens

Bill Bevens (Baseball.  Born, Hubbard, OR, Oct. 21, 1916; died, Salem, OR, Oct. 26, 1991.)  If not for the intervention of the manpower shortage created by World War II, it is doubtful that baseball fans at large would ever have heard of Floyd Clifford Bevens.  Bill Bevens, a mediocre minor league righty, was 0-7 at […]

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