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Carl Hubbell

Carl Hubbell (Baseball.  Born, Carthage, MO, June 22, 1903; died, Scottsdale, AA, Nov. 21, 1988.)  Carl Owen Hubbell, a lefthanded pitcher who helped make the screwball famous, became the most renowned pitcher for the New York Giants since the heyday of Christy Mathewson.  Known as “King Carl,” Hubbell helped pitch the Giants to three pennants […]

Lee MacPhail

Lee MacPhail (Baseball. Born, Nashville, TN, Oct. 25, 1917.) Son of one of baseball’s most flamboyant and influential characters, Leland Stanford MacPhail, Jr., was mainly understated and soft-spoken but nonetheless influential. Lee MacPhail was part of the Yankees organization twice and later president of the American League (1974-83). A graduate of Swarthmore, he started as […]

Jake Powell

Jake Powell (Baseball.  Born, Silver Spring, MD, July 15, 1908; died, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1948.)  In between two tours with the Washington Senators, Alvin Jacob Powell spent parts of five tumultuous seasons with the Yankees.  An outfielder with good defensive skills, Powell was a righthanded hitter who never reached his potential.  He was, however, […]

Joe Cronin

Joe Cronin (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 12, 1906; died, Osterville, MA, Sept. 7, 1984.)  An all-star shortstop during a 20-year career with Washington and the Boston Red Sox, Joseph Edward Cronin was president of the American League from 1959-73.  Cronin was the fourth A.L. president and the last not to have his office […]

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