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Snuffy Stirnweiss

Snuffy Stirnweiss (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 26, 1919; died, Newark Bay, NJ, Sept. 15, 1958.)  Even though he hit .264 and .270 in his two full seasons at Newark of the International League, George Henry Stirnweiss wasn’t draft-eligible.  Stirnweiss thus became the Yankees’ regular second baseman during World War II.  Against that watered-down competition, […]

Artie Gore

Artie Gore (Baseball.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 13, 1907; died, Wolfeboro, NH, Sept. 29, 1986.)  Joining the N.L. umpiring staff in 1947, Arthur John Gore became a focal point of dispute following his abrupt dismissal after the 1956 season.  Gore’s firing by N.L. president Warren Giles is considered the starting point of the movement that […]

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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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