New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: New York

Red Ruffing

Red Ruffing (Baseball.  Born, Granville, IL, May 5, 1904; died, Mayfield Heights, OH, Feb. 17, 1986.)  Another pitcher who traveled the well-worn road from Boston to New York, Charles Herbert Ruffing was traded to the Yankees by the Red Sox May 6, 1930, for outfielder Cedric Durst.  Ruffing promptly became one of the mainstays of […]

Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes (Baseball.  Born, Mathews, AL, May 13, 1927; died, Las Vegas, NV, June 17, 2009.)  A hard-drinking, hard-hitting lefthanded batter, James Lamar Rhodes lifted the Giants to the 1954 world championship with an astonishing performance as a pinch-hitter.  Rhodes batted for Monte Irvin three times in the Series and delivered three hits.  He hit […]

Frank Ramos

Frank Ramos (Public relations.  Born, Valley Stream, NY, Aug. 5, 1938.)  The longest-serving public relations representative for a single New York pro team, Frank R. Ramos was the Jets’ head publicist for 36 years (1966-2002).  Ramos joined the Jets in June 1963, as the assistant to Joe Cahill, his former boss at West Point.  Ramos […]

Christy Mathewson

Christy Mathewson (Baseball. Born, Factoryville, PA, Aug. 12, 1880; died, Saranac Lake, NY, Oct. 7, 1925.) Perhaps the greatest pitcher ever to pitch for any New York team, Christy Mathewson won 372 games in 16 seasons with the Giants and hurled three shutouts during the 1905 World Series against the Philadelphia Athletics, a heavy-hitting team […]

Alberta Bower

Alberta Bower (Golf.  Born, Owensboro, KY, Oct. 4, 1922.)  Unique in the history of amateur golf, Mrs. Albert Bunker Bower (nee Little) won state championships in four different states, including New York (1964).  She also won the women’s Metropolitan title twice (1966, 1974).  Earlier, Mrs. Bower won state titles in Kentucky (1939), Maryland (1945), and […]

About This Dictionary

The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

Share Our Blog!

Sort by Last Name

A B C D E F G H I J K L M
N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Support n-yhs

Help us support our sports database and other collections.

About Bill Shannon

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

Submission Form

* (denotes required field)

Disclaimer & Privacy Policy