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Scotty Reston

Scotty Reston (Sportswriting.  Born, Clydeback, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1909; died, Washington, DC, Dec. 6, 1995.)  To call James Barrett Reston a sportswriter may be somewhat like calling Ted Williams a great fisherman, yet it was sportswriting that put him in the newspaper business and sportswriting that brought him to New York.  Reston came to the […]

Paul O’Neill

Paul O’Neill (Baseball.  Born, Columbus, OH, Feb. 25, 1963.)  It was a long, circuitous trip for Paul Andrew O’Neill to Yankee Stadium, but once he got there, he made his presence felt.  O’Neill spent seven seasons in seven minor-league towns , getting three callups with Cincinnati from 1985-87 that aggregated 92 major league games.  He […]

Bill Bergesch

Bill Bergesch (Baseball, soccer.  Born, St. Louis, MO, June 17, 1928; died, Stamford, CT, May 10, 2011.)  In 1961, Louis William Bergesch was the second man hired by the embryo New York Mets (road secretary Lou Niss was the first), as scouting and farm director.  But following the Mets’ first season, Bergesch moved to the Yankees […]

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