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Chuck Dressen

Chuck Dressen (Baseball.  Born, Decatur, IL, Sept. 20, 1898; died, Detroit, MI, Aug. 10, 1966.)  In three eventful seasons. Charles Walter Dressen made a distinct impression on the Brooklyn Dodgers.  In 1951, his first season, the Dodgers were able, through concentrated effort, to squander a 13½-game August lead over their hated crosstown rivals, the Giants, […]

Smokey Alston

Smokey Alston (Baseball.  Born, Venice, OH, Dec. 1, 1911; died, Oxford, OH, Oct. 1, 1984.)  Although his major league playing career was limited to one at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals (he struck out), Walter Emmons Alston earned a special place in the hearts of Brooklyn Dodgers fans.  Alston managed the club its last four […]

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