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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 […]

Jimmy Powers

Jimmy Powers (Sports editor.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Feb. 9, 1903; died, Bal Harbour, FL, Feb. 11, 1995.)  Jimmy Powers was one of the most influential members of the New York sporting press during the 1940s and 1950s when he was sports editor of the Daily News and its leading columnist.  Powers was the oldest of […]

Steve Palermo

Steve Palermo (Baseball.  Born, Oxford, MA, Oct. 9, 1949.)  Coming to the A.L. as a 27-year-old in 1977, Stephen Michael Palermo established himself as a rising star among umpires.  Palermo was a product of the umpire development program and came to the A.L. after rapid progress through the New York-Penn, Eastern, and Carolina Leagues and […]

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