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Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich (Baseball.  Born, Massillon, OH, Feb. 20, 1913; died, Beavercreek, OH, Dec. 1, 2009.)  A left-handed hitting rightfielder, Tommy Henrich played  in the famous outfield with Charles (King Kong) Keller in left and Joe DiMaggio in center during much of his playing career.  He was declared a free agent in 1937 by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis […]

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, […]

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 […]

Joe Durso

Joe Durso (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, June 22, 1924; died, Stony Brook, NY, Dec. 31, 2004.)  Known in baseball press boxes as “The Count,” Joseph Paul Durso was an elegant baseball writer for The New York Times for over two decades who later wrote extensively about thoroughbred racing.  In the 1970s, Durso covered primarily […]

Joe DiMaggio

Joe DiMaggio (Baseball.  Born, Martinez, CA, Nov. 25, 1914; died, Hollywood, FL, Mar. 8, 1999.)  Voted “Baseball’s Greatest Living Player” in a 1969 national poll, the Yankees’ Joseph Paul DiMaggio was the epitome of class and dignity both on and off the field, as well as the holder of some of baseball’s most amazing records.  […]

Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey (Baseball.  Born, Bastrop, LA, June 6, 1907; died, Little Rock, AR, Nov. 12, 1993.)  William Malcolm Dickey was one of the finest catchers in the history of baseball, greatly respected for his throwing ability, and was a lifetime .313 hitter in the bargain.  Dickey joined the Yankees at the end of the 1928 […]

Hal Chase

Hal Chase (Baseball.  Born, Los Gatos, CA, Feb. 13, 1883; died, Colusa, CA, May 18, 1947.)  A brilliant defensive first baseman, a solid hitter, and a thoroughly unsavory character, Harold Homer Chase played parts of nine seasons with the Yankees (then known as the Highlanders) and managed them for a bit over a season.  Chase […]

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