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John Heydler

John Heydler (Baseball.  Born, LaFargeville, NY, July 10, 1869; died, San Diego, CA, Apr. 18, 1956.)  John Arnold Heydler is the only one to serve as president of the National League twice and held league executive office longer than any other man (35 years overall).  Heydler served as an N.L. umpire (1895-98) before becoming the […]

Ford Frick

Ford Frick (Baseball.  Born, Wawaka, IN., Dec. 19, 1894; Bronxville, NY, Apr. 8, 1978.)  Although his impact on the events was minimal, Ford Christopher Frick left baseball dramatically different than he found it after 14 years as Commissioner.  A graduate of Indiana’s DePauw University, and a former schoolteacher in Colorado, Frick came to New York […]

Cullen Cain

Cullen Cain (Baseball.  Born, Warsaw, MO, Dec. 3, 1874; died, Coral Gables, FL, Nov. 26, 1958.)  An itinerant newspaperman who became a baseball writer for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Cullen Cain was the first publicity director for the National League.  Cain sold the idea of opening a Service Bureau in New York to N.L. president John […]

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