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Mo Vaughn

Mo Vaughn (Baseball.  Born, Norwalk, CT, Dec. 15, 1967.)  Following a stellar career at Trinity-Pawling (N.Y.) high school, Maurice Samuel Vaughn was rated as a sure-fire college baseball star.  The lefthanded power hitter more than lived up to his advance billing, hitting a school-record 28 home runs in his freshman season at Seton Hall.  In three […]

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 […]

Joe Page

Joe Page (Baseball.  Born, Cherry Valley, PA, Oct. 28, 1917; died, Latrobe, PA, Apr. 21, 1980.)  There were no official saves when Joseph Francis Page was the bulwark of the Yankees bullpen.  Page probably would have earned 70 to 90 saves for the Yankees, depending on which version of the rules were applied.  But he […]

Bart Giamatti

Bart Giamatti (Baseball.  Born, Boston, MA, Apr. 4, 1938; died, Martha’s Vineyard, MA, Sept. 1, 1989.)  It is impossible to tell what the course of baseball history might have been had its seventh commissioner, Angelo Bartlett Giamatti, not died suddenly after only five months in office.  A Latin scholar and Ivy League professor in comparative […]

Neal Ball

Neal Ball (Baseball.  Born, Grand Haven, MI, Apr. 22, 1881; died, Bridgeport, CT, Oct. 15, 1957.)  While the only truly significant accomplishment of his major league career came for Cleveland, Cornelius Ball began his big league career with the Highlanders in 1907.  Ball, a 5’7” shortstop, was traded to Cleveland in May 1909, and on […]

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