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Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 1, 1860; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1915.)  There have been many colorful and controversial team owners in New York sports, but few as confrontational, combative, and thin-skinned as Andrew Freedman.  Freedman was a politically-connected Democrat with ties to Tammany Hall boss Richard Croker who prospered […]

Fred Capossela

Fred Capossela (Public address.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 13, 1902; died, Upland, CA, Apr. 3, 1991.)  Fred Capossela was a classic example of what can happen to a young man who hangs around the racetracks.  In his case, he became part of the legend of New York sports.  Capossela, or “Cappy” as he was fondly known […]

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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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