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Fresco Thompson

Fresco Thompson (Baseball.  Born, Centreville, AL, June 6, 1902; died, Fullerton, CA, Nov. 20, 1968.)  A second baseman who did brief tours with the Giants (1926, 1934) and Brooklyn (1931-32), Lafayette Fresco Thompson later became a Dodgers executive.  Thompson was named assistant farm director in 1949 and a vice president the next year after Walter […]

Lefty O’Doul

Lefty O’Doul (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Mar. 4, 1897; died, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 7, 1969.)  Although he has the fourth-highest career average among players with 10 or more years’ service as a hitter, Francis Joseph O’Doul started his career as a pitcher.  During the course of his 11 major league seasons, O’Doul played […]

Andy Coakley

Andy Coakley (College baseball.  Born, Providence, RI, Nov. 20, 1882; died, New York, NY, Sept. 27, 1963.)  In his nine years as a major league pitcher, Andrew James Coakley pitched a season for the Yankees (0-1 in 1911), but earned his fame as Columbia’s baseball coach.  Coakley coached the Lions 37 seasons in two terms […]

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