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Ross Youngs

Ross Youngs (Baseball.  Born, Shiner, TX, Apr. 10, 1897; died, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 22, 1927.)  Of all the players he managed during his lengthy reign (1902-32) at the helm of the New York Giants, John McGraw had no more than three personal favorites.  Christy Mathewson was certainly one, the young Mel Ott was probably another, and […]

Jacob Ruppert

Jacob Ruppert (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 5, 1867; died, New York, NY, Jan. 13, 1939.)  Col. Jacob Ruppert was a sportsman of many parts, maintaining a racing stable and a dog kennel, but gained his fame for being the man whose money and vision built the Yankees into the dominant force in New […]

Charles Stoneham

Charles Stoneham (Baseball.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, July 5, 1876; died, Hot Springs, AR, Jan. 6, 1936.)  During the months immediately after the end of World War I (Nov. 11, 1918), there was great anxiety in baseball circles as to whether the sport would recover from its war-shortened 1918 season and whether the game could recapture […]

John B. Foster

John B. Foster (Sportswriter.  Born, Norwalk, OH, July 16, 1863; died, Washington, DC, Sept. 29, 1941.)  Successor, in 1908, to Henry Chadwick as editor of Spalding’s Baseball Guide, John B. Foster was also active as a sportswriter for over 50 years.  Starting in Cleveland, O., in 1888, when he covered his first major league game, Foster […]

Chub Feeney

Chub Feeney (Baseball.  Born, Orange, NJ, Aug. 31, 1921; died, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 10, 1994.)  A deceptively bright and warmly charming man, Charles Stoneham Feeney was the nephew of New York Giants owner Horace Stoneham.  A graduate of Dartmouth and Fordham Law School, Feeney became vice president of the Giants in 1946.  After the […]

John T. Brush

John T. Brush (Baseball.  Born, Clintonville, NY, June 15, 1845; died, St. Charles, MO, Nov. 26, 1912.)  Owner of the New York Giants baseball club for an eventful 10 years, John Tomlinson Brush also created the outline of the rules for the modern World Series.  Brush bought the Giants from Andrew Freedman after the 1902 season […]

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