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Bob Klapisch

Bob Klapisch (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1957.)  A former Columbia relief pitcher, Roberto Salvador Klapisch has covered New York baseball for three major newspapers since 1980.  Klapisch started at the New York Post, where he remained until 1987, rising from general assignment sportswriter to Yankees beat man.  He then spent six years [...]

Gene Larkin

Gene Larkin (College baseball. Born, Flushing, NY, Oct. 24, 1962.) A senior season seldom equalled in Eastern college baseball catapulted Eugene Thomas Larkin into a seven-year major league career and two trips to the World Series. During his four years (1981-84) at Columbia, where he was a third baseman, the switch-hitting Larkin set career records [...]

Lou Gehrig

Lou Gehrig (College baseball.  Born, New York, NY, June 19, 1903; died, New York, NY, June 6, 1941.)  Before launching a major league caeer that made him perhaps the greatest first basemen in baseball history, Henry Louis Gehrig first came to notice of New York sports fans while starring for Commerce H.S. in Manhattan but one of [...]

Andy Coakley

Andy Coakley (College baseball.  Born, Providence, RI, Nov. 20, 1882; died, New York, NY, Sept. 27, 1963.)  In his nine years as a major league pitcher, Andrew James Coakley pitched a season for the Yankees (0-1 in 1911), but earned his fame as Columbia’s baseball coach.  Coakley coached the Lions 37 seasons in two terms [...]

Johnny Balquist

Johnny Balquist (College baseball.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, June 18, 1908; died, Teaneck, NJ, Jan. 22, 1991.)  An infielder at Columbia (1930-32), John Balquist later succeeded the legendary Andy Coakley as the Lions baseball coach.  Balquist was head coach at Manhattan (1939-42), where he was also assistant athletic director, before joining Coakley as an assistant in 1943.  [...]

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