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

Tag Archives: Eastern League

Pete Reiser

Pete Reiser (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 17, 1919; died, Palm Springs, CA, Oct. 25, 1981.)  A lefthanded hitter with speed, Harold Patrick Reiser held out the promise of greatness.  In 1940, Reiser was tearing up the Eastern League, hitting .378 at Elmira (N.Y.) with 55 runs scored in 67 games.  He was called up […]

Bill Summers

Bill Summers (Baseball.  Born, Harrison, NJ, Nov. 10, 1887; died, Upton, MA, Sept. 12, 1966.)  Reputedly an above-average boxer in his youth, his reputation undoubtedly helped William Reed Summers keep things in check during his 27-season career (1933-59) as an A.L. umpire.  Summers worked 10 years in the Eastern League before moving to the I.L.  He […]

Sam Mele

Sam Mele (College baseball. Born, Astoria, NY, Jan. 21, 1923.) Though his N.Y.U. career was disrupted by service in the Navy during World War II, Sabath Anthony Mele attracted attention while playing for coach Bill McCarthy’s Violets that led to his signing by the Boston Red Sox in 1946. That year, he hit .342 to […]

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