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Adonis Terry

Adonis Terry (Baseball.  Born, Westfield, MA, Aug. 7, 1864; died, Milwaukee, WI, Feb. 24, 1915.)  A righthanded pitcher and outfielder, William H. Terry was noted for his handsome looks that not only earned him his nickname but also a legion of female fans.  Terry was a standout with Charles Byrne’s Brooklyn club of 1884 when […]

Bill McGunnigle

Bill McGunnigle (Baseball. Born, Boston, MA, Jan. 1, 1855; died, Brockton, MA, Mar. 9, 1899.) A manager of minor league and semi-pro teams, William Henry McGunnigle was brought in by Brooklyn owner Charlie Byrne to manage his team. Byrne had been his own manager for three seasons (1885-87) in the American Association but picked McGunnigle (who […]

Charlie Ebbets

Charlie Ebbets (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 29, 1858; died, New York, NY, Apr. 18, 1925.)  One of the most colorful characters in the baseball history of the 20th century, Charles Hercules Ebbets inadvertantly sowed the seeds of the Dodgers’ move from Brooklyn by building his dream ballpark.  Born at Clark and Spring Streets […]

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