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George Weiss

George Weiss (Baseball.  Born, New Haven, CT, June 23, 1895; died, Greenwich, CT, Aug. 13, 1972.)  If any baseball executive in New York history matched the acumen of Ed Barrow or Branch Rickey, George Martin Weiss was that man.  Weiss was the Yankees general manager from 1948-60, during which time the team exerted the greatest […]

Jack Murphy

Jack Murphy (Broadcasting. Born, Trenton, NJ, Mar. 31, 1914; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Dec. 24, 1984.) Prior to 1948, there was no local television of baseball in New York as the three teams then active in the City generally agreed not to venture into the new medium. But after the successful telecast of the 1947 […]

Wild Bill Donovan

Wild Bill Donovan (Baseball.  Born, Lawrence, MA, Oct. 13, 1876; died, Forsyth, NY, Dec. 9, 1923.)  Nicknamed for his lack of control as a pitcher, William Edward Donovan was a modestly successful righthander for the Dodgers and a modestly unsuccessful manager for the Yankees.  Donovan first came to the majors with the N.L. Washington club […]

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