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Abe Yager

Abe Yager (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 13, 1870; died, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 22, 1930.)  As first sports editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, Abe Yager created the paper’s sports section.  Yager, who was to spend his entire 45-year working career with the Eagle, was hired in 1885.  Shortly thereafter, he began handling the small […]

Phyllis Merhige

Phyllis Merhige (Baseball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 2, 1947.) Among the highest-ranking women ever in major league sports, Phyllis K. Merhige started as a secretary to A.L. president Lee MacPhail July 1, 1974. Merhige became the assistant public relations director in 1979 and succeeded Bob Fishel in 1979 when Fishel became the league’s executive vice […]

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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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