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Charlie Byrne

Charlie Byrne (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 10, 1843; died, New York, NY, Jan. 4, 1898.)  Lost in the glare of his more famous successors, Charles H. Byrne is the man who brought big league baseball to Brooklyn.  It was Byrne who started a pro club in 1883, moved it into three leagues in eight [...]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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