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Willie Klein

Willie Klein (Sports editor.  Born, Newark, NJ, June 24, 1913; died, Edison, NJ, Feb. 26, 2001.)  Willie Klein’s story could perhaps be entitled “local boy makes good.” In the depths of the Depression (1932), Klein joined the staff of one of Newark’s three daily newspapers, The Morning Ledger, and thirty years later had risen to […]

Joe Gordon

Joe Gordon (Baseball.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 18, 1915; died, Sacramento, CA, Apr. 14, 1978.)  A superb second baseman and solid righthanded hitter, Joseph Lowell Gordon helped the Yankees win five pennants.  Gordon indirectly contributed to six more Yankees flags when he was traded to Cleveland for righthander Allie Reynolds Oct. 19, 1946.  He […]

Rick Cerone

Rick Cerone (Baseball.  Born, Newark, NJ, May 19, 1954.)  A journeyman catcher who played for eight big league teams in 18 seasons, Richard Aldo Cerone did three tours with the Yankees and spent a season (1991) with the Mets.  Cerone played a total of seven seasons with the Yankees (1980-84, 1987, 1990), including a couple […]

Hank Borowy

Hank Borowy (Baseball.  Born, Bloomfield, NJ, May 12, 1916; died, Brick, NJ, Aug. 23, 2004.)  After going 38-27 in three years for the Newark Bears, the Yankees’ premier farm team, Henry Ludwig Borowy finally made it to the big club in 1942.  The righthander was 15-4 as a rookie as the Yankees won the pennant.  […]

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