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Dazzy Vance

Dazzy Vance (Baseball.  Born, Orient, IA, Mar. 4, 1891; died, Homosassa Springs, FL, Feb. 16, 1961.)  Given up on by the Yankees, Clarence Arthur Vance became a Brooklyn legend and nearly pitched the Dodgers to the 1924 pennant.  After being 0-4 with Pittsburgh and the Yankees (1915, 1918) and knocking around the minors, Vance was […]

Babe Herman

Babe Herman (Baseball.  Born, Buffalo, NY, June 26, 1903; died, Glendale, CA, Nov. 27, 1987.)  Celebrated as the only man known to have tripled into a double play, Floyd Caves Herman is the poster boy for the so-called Daffy Dodgers who entertained and frustrated Ebbets Field fans in the late 1920s.  Herman was also a […]

Burleigh Grimes

Burleigh Grimes (Baseball.  Born, Emerald, WI, Aug. 18, 1893; died, Clear Lake, WI, Dec. 6, 1985.)  Of the nine spitball pitchers allowed to ply their messy trade legally after the 1919 season, Burleigh Arland Grimes made the biggest impression, pitching for all three New York teams of his time.  Grimes spent most of his best […]

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