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Frank Scott

Frank Scott (Player agent.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 17, 1917; died, Livingston, NJ, June 28, 1998.)  Among those who shaped contemporary sports in the last half of the 20th century was Frank Scott, who, in effect, was the first players agent.  Scott did not negotiate players’ contracts, as the many who followed in his footsteps did.  […]

Bowie Kuhn

Bowie Kuhn (Baseball. Born, Takoma Park, MD, Oct. 28, 1926; died, Jacksonville, FL, Mar. 15, 2007.) In the wake of Gen. William D. (Spike) Eckert’s forced resignation Dec. 6, 1968, baseball sought a commissioner to improve the game’s image and selected Bowie Kent Kuhn for the job. A graduate of Princeton (1947) and the University […]

Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer (Baseball. Born, Oklahoma City, OK, May 20, 1946; died, Oklahoma City, OK, July 12, 2008.) Of his 17 years in the major leagues, Bobby Ray Murcer spent 12 of them with the Yankees but missed the championship seasons of 1976-78. During those years, Murcer was in the N.L. with the Giants (1975-76) and […]

Roger Maris

Roger Maris (Baseball. Born, Hibbing, MN, Sept. 10, 1934; died, Houston, TX, Dec. 14, 1985.) An excellent defensive outfielder with an exceptional arm and a good baserunner, Roger Eugene Maris (originally Maras) was also a winner. Maris played in seven World Series in his final nine seasons in the major leagues. To a great degree, […]

Mickey Mantle

Mickey Mantle (Baseball. Born, Spavinaw, OK, Oct. 20, 1931; died, Dallas, TX, Aug. 13, 1995.) No other Yankee through 2011 played in as many games for the club as Mickey Mantle and few, if any, delivered as many clutch hits. Although his rookie season of 1951 was a struggle, Mantle rebounded from a brief 40-game […]

Red Patterson

Red Patterson (Public relations.  Born, Long Island City, NY, Feb. 1, 1909; died, Fullerton, CA, Feb. 10, 1992.)  Arthur E. (Red) Patterson had the unique distinction of being the first public relations director of the New York Yankees and the last one for the Brooklyn Dodgers.  Patterson, a New York University graduate, covered baseball for […]

Tom Greenwade

Tom Greenwade (Baseball.  Born, Willard, MO, Aug. 21, 1904; died, Ash Grove, MO, Aug. 10, 1986.)  After a minor league career was ended by an arm injury, Thomas Greenwade became a manager in the minors and then, in 1941, a scout.  Greenwade started with the old St. Louis Browns but was hired by the Brooklyn […]

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