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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 […]

Bob Shawkey

Bob Shawkey (Baseball.  Born, Sigel, PA, Dec. 4, 1890; died, Syracuse, NY, Dec. 31, 1980.)  As the first of the standout pitchers who helped launch the Yankees dynasty, James Robert Shawkey was the starting pitcher when Yankee Stadium was opened (Apr. 18, 1923).  Shawkey returned to throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the renovated Stadium […]

Dave Koslo

Dave Koslo (Baseball. Born, Menasha, WI, Mar. 31, 1920; died, Menasha, WI, Dec. 1, 1975.) Born George Bernard Koslowski, Dave Koslo was a lefthander whose 10 years with the Giants were interrupted by military service in World War II. Koslo came to the Giants in 1941 and was 4-8 before entering the service in 1943. […]

Hank O’Day

Hank O’Day (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, July 8, 1862; died, Chicago, IL, July 2, 1935.)  After a brief career with the Giants as a pitcher, Henry Frances O’Day embarked on his life’s work as an umpire.  O’Day spent 35 years umpiring in the majors, 34 of them in the N.L. and one in the Players […]

Pat Malone

Pat Malone (Baseball. Born, Altoona, PA, Sept. 25, 1902; died, Altoona, PA, May 13, 1943.) Only one big league player played on pennant winners in both leagues under the same manager and that man is Perce Leigh Malone. Malone was a righthander who was 22-10 with the 1929 Chicago Cubs and 12-4 with the Yankees […]

Tom Zachary

Tom Zachary (Baseball.  Born, Graham, NC, May 7, 1896; died, Burlington, NC, Jan. 24, 1969.)  During a 19-year major league career, lefthander Jonathan Thompson Walton Zachary pitched for seven teams, including the Yankees and Brooklyn.  But Tom Zachary is most noted in New York sports lore for giving up Babe Ruth’s 60th home run when […]

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