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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 […]

Cozy Dolan

Cozy Dolan (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 23, 1889; died, Chicago, IL, Dec. 10, 1958.)  Born James Alberts, Cozy Dolan played third base and some outfield for five big league clubs from 1909-15, including a 33-game stint with the Highlanders (1911-12).  He hit .252 in 378 career games.  Dolan returned to the majors as a […]

Happy Chandler

Happy Chandler (Baseball.  Born, Corydon, KY, July 14, 1898; died, Versailles, KY, June 15, 1991.)  A brash, noisy product of old-style Kentucky Democratic politics, Albert Benjamin Chandler was the second commissioner of baseball (1945-51).  Chandler was also Lieutenant Governor (1931-35), twice Governor (1935-39, 1955-59) and U.S. Senator (1939-45) of his native state.  He followed Kennesaw […]

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