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Nap Reyes

Nap Reyes (Baseball.  Born, San Luis, Cuba, Nov. 24, 1919; died, Miami, FL, Sept. 15, 1995.)  Since his native Cuba wasn’t at war, Napoleon Reyes (Aguilera) was available.  Reyes was also versatile, playing the outfield and all infield positions.  Giants coach Dolf Luque, also a Cuban native, managed Reyes in winter ball in 1941 and […]

Mickey Owen

Mickey Owen (Baseball.  Born, Nixa, MO, Apr. 4, 1916; died, Mount Vernon, MO, July 13, 2005.)  In the long catalogue of Brooklyn Dodgers frustration in World Series games, Arnold Malcolm Owen always earns prominent mention.  Mickey Owen failed to catch a third strike to the Yankees Tommy Henrich that would have ended the fourth game of […]

Sal Maglie

Sal Maglie (Baseball. Born, Niagara Falls, NY, Apr. 26, 1917; died, Niagara Falls, NY, Dec. 28, 1992.)  He wasn’t called “The Barber” for no reason. Salvatore Anthony Maglie, during his years with the New York Giants and Brooklyn Dodgers, dished out more close shaves to hitters than any pitcher in either league. That was particularly […]

Danny Gardella

Danny Gardella (Baseball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Feb. 26, 1920; died, Yonkers, NY, Mar. 6, 2005.)  Far better known as the man who nearly brought down the reserve clause in 1949, Daniel Lewis Gardella was an outfielder with the wartime Giants.  Gardella had a spotty minor league career with six teams (1939-42) before becoming a […]

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