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Dixie Walker

Dixie Walker (Baseball.  Born, Villa Rica, GA, Sept. 24, 1910; died, Birmingham, AL, May 17, 1982.)  Another Yankees reject who made his name in Brooklyn, Fred Walker was doubtless one of the best $10,000 investments in baseball history.  After parts of five seasons with the Yankees, Walker was sent to the White Sox via waivers […]

Al Gionfriddo

Al Gionfriddo (Baseball.  Born, Dysart, PA, Mar. 8, 1922; died, Solvang, CA, Mar. 14, 2003.)  In his brief major league career, Albert Francis Gionfriddo had one moment in the baseball sun, but it was among the most famous defensive gems in World Series history.  In the sixth inning of the sixth game of the 1947 […]

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