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Dave Winfield

Dave Winfield (Baseball.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Oct. 3, 1951.)  After an elaborate mating dance that he began by chasing off other suitors, David Mark Winfield signed what was then the richest contract in baseball history to join the Yankees.  On Dec. 15, 1980, Winfield signed for 10 years with a deal estimated to be worth […]

Reggie Jackson

Reggie Jackson (Baseball.  Born, Wyncote, PA, May 18, 1946.)  One of the most flamboyant, exciting and dramatic players – and perhaps one of the most important – of Yankees history, Reginald Martinez Jackson remains an image etched forever in the minds of anyone who ever saw him play.   On the night of Oct. 18, 1977, Jackson […]

Thurman Munson

Thurman Munson (Baseball. Born, Akron, OH, June 7, 1947; died, Canton, OH, Aug. 2, 1979.) Thurman Lee Munson had a testy relationship with writers covering the Yankees, particularly over the last five years of his career, because he felt he was unduly criticized. His feud with teammate Reggie Jackson is legendary. But Munson was the […]

Fran Healy

Fran Healy (Baseball.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Sept. 6, 1946.)  A backup catcher for 74 games with the Yankees, Francis Xavier Paul Healy became a baseball broadcaster in New York for nearly three decades.  Healy joined the Yankees as Thurman Munson’s backup in May 1976 in a swap for lefthander Larry Gura, who went to Kansas […]

Gabe Paul

Gabe Paul (Baseball.  Born, Rochester, NY, Jan. 4, 1910; died, Tampa, FL, Apr. 26, 1998.)  A major league executive for nearly a half-century, Gabriel Howard Paul reestablished the Yankees as a dominant force in baseball.  Paul became president and de facto general manager of the Yankees when a syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner bought the club […]

Paul Blair

Paul Blair (Baseball.  Born, Cushing, OK, Feb. 1, 1944.)  A superb defensive centerfielder who resurrected his career after being hit in the face with a pitch in 1970, Paul L.D. Blair also became embroiled in a classic “Bronx Zoo” Yankees moment in 1977.  Blair spent 13 seasons (1964-76) with Baltimore but hit only .197 in […]

Maury Allen

Maury Allen (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 2, 1932; died, Cedar Grove, NJ, Oct. 3, 2010.)  A graduate of City College, Maury Allen joined Sports Illustrated in 1959 following a hitch in the U.S. Army.  In 1962, he moved to the New York Post as a baseball writer and columnist.  Allen left the Post in […]

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