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Tommy Henrich

Tommy Henrich (Baseball.  Born, Massillon, OH, Feb. 20, 1913; died, Beavercreek, OH, Dec. 1, 2009.)  A left-handed hitting rightfielder, Tommy Henrich played  in the famous outfield with Charles (King Kong) Keller in left and Joe DiMaggio in center during much of his playing career.  He was declared a free agent in 1937 by Commissioner Kennesaw Mountain Landis […]

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 […]

Larry Goetz

Larry Goetz (Baseball.  Born, Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 5, 1895; died, Cincinnati, OH, Nov. 30, 1962.)  A National League umpire for 22 seasons, Lawrence J. Goetz was never the premier umpire in his league, but he had a knack for being on hand for interesting events.  Goetz was the home plate umpire when Brooklyn’s Mickey Owen […]

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 […]

Hugh Casey

Hugh Casey (Baseball.  Born, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 14, 1913; died, Atlanta, GA, July 3, 1951.)  With 51 of his 75 career victories coming in relief, Hugh Thomas Casey was one of baseball’s early premier relievers.  Casey spent most of his nine-season big league career with Brooklyn and became famous for relief appearances against the Yankees […]

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