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Charlie Stillitano

Charlie Stillitano (Soccer.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Dec. 4, 1959.)  Vice president and general manager of the MetroStars for their first four seasons, Charles Stillitano is a former soccer player and coach turned executive who is also an attorney.  After a four-year career at Princeton, Stillitano played professionally with New York United in 1981.  From 1984-87, he […]

Joe McIlvaine

Joe McIlvaine (Baseball. Born, Bryn Mawr, PA, Jan. 18, 1948.) A seminarian and philosophy major, Joseph Peter McIlvaine was a member of the Mets front office for 14 years. McIlvaine was the club’s general manager and executive vice president from 1993 to 1997. He was a righthander in the Detroit minor league system for five […]

Fred Podesta

Fred Podesta (Executive.  Born, Hoboken, NJ, Mar. 3, 1914; died, New York, NY, Nov. 15, 1999.)  Distinguished as the Knicks’ first official general manager, Frederick Joseph Podesta was also a pioneer in the promotion of tennis with the coming of the Open Era in 1968.  After 11 years as traveling secretary and a business manager […]

Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella (Baseball.  Born, Tampa, FL, Aug. 28, 1943.)  One of the most popular (and most combustible) of the Yankees champions in the 1970s, Louis Victor Piniella later became a noted manager.  Piniella was a highly-emotional but skilled outfielder who made major contributions to the Yankees’ pennant winners of 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1981.  Early […]

Steve Phillips

Steve Phillips (Baseball.  Born, Detroit, MI, May 18, 1963.)  On July 16, 1997, Stephen F. Phillips succeeded Joe McIlvaine as general manager of the Mets.  Phillips had been McIlvaine’s assistant.  He came to the Mets in January 1990 as an administrator of scouting and minor leagues.  Phillips was elevated to director of minor leagues in September […]

Gabe Paul

Gabe Paul (Baseball.  Born, Rochester, NY, Jan. 4, 1910; died, Tampa, FL, Apr. 26, 1998.)  A major league executive for nearly a half-century, Gabriel Howard Paul reestablished the Yankees as a dominant force in baseball.  Paul became president and de facto general manager of the Yankees when a syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner bought the club […]

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