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Elston Howard

Elston Howard (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Feb. 23, 1929; died, New York, NY, Dec. 14, 1980.)  In 1954, Elston Gene Howard hit .330 and drove in 109 runs for Toronto and was the International League M.V.P.  The time had come for the Yankees to have their first black player and Howard was the man.  […]

Tom Greenwade

Tom Greenwade (Baseball.  Born, Willard, MO, Aug. 21, 1904; died, Ash Grove, MO, Aug. 10, 1986.)  After a minor league career was ended by an arm injury, Thomas Greenwade became a manager in the minors and then, in 1941, a scout.  Greenwade started with the old St. Louis Browns but was hired by the Brooklyn […]

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