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Al Munro Elias

Al Munro Elias (Statistician.  Born, Charleston, SC, June 5, 1872; died, New York, NY, Aug. 1, 1939.)  A salesman who peddled shoes, shirts, salad oils and other sundry items, Al Munro Elias was to have a profound effect on baseball statistics.  Elias came to New York in 1899 an ardent baseball fan.  While pursuing his […]

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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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