New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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John McGraw

John McGraw (Baseball. Born, Truxton, NY, Apr.7, 1873; died, New York, NY, Feb. 25, 1934.) Colorful, combative and creative, John Joseph McGraw is one of the most significant characters in the history of New York baseball. McGraw came to the Giants as their manager in 1902 and transformed the team. New York had not been […]

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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