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Frank Scott

Frank Scott (Player agent.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 17, 1917; died, Livingston, NJ, June 28, 1998.)  Among those who shaped contemporary sports in the last half of the 20th century was Frank Scott, who, in effect, was the first players agent.  Scott did not negotiate players’ contracts, as the many who followed in his footsteps did.  […]

Mark Herrmann

Mark Herrmann (Sportswriter.  Born, Port Jefferson, NY, Dec. 13, 1955.)  A special events writer and occasional columnist for Newsday sports since 2000, Mark Paul Herrmann is also the leading golf writer for the paper.  Herrmann covered his first U.S. Open in 1986 (at Shinnecock Hills) and, by 2005, had covered seven Opens, four British Opens, […]

Don Larsen

Don Larsen (Baseball. Born, Michigan City, IN, Aug. 7, 1929.) Many players in baseball history are widely remembered for a single achievement only; Don James Larsen is probably the most famous for having that distinction, his achievement being so spectacular. On Oct. 8, 1956, at Yankee Stadium, in the fifth game of a tied World […]

Roger Maris

Roger Maris (Baseball. Born, Hibbing, MN, Sept. 10, 1934; died, Houston, TX, Dec. 14, 1985.) An excellent defensive outfielder with an exceptional arm and a good baserunner, Roger Eugene Maris (originally Maras) was also a winner. Maris played in seven World Series in his final nine seasons in the major leagues. To a great degree, […]

Ford Frick

Ford Frick (Baseball.  Born, Wawaka, IN., Dec. 19, 1894; Bronxville, NY, Apr. 8, 1978.)  Although his impact on the events was minimal, Ford Christopher Frick left baseball dramatically different than he found it after 14 years as Commissioner.  A graduate of Indiana’s DePauw University, and a former schoolteacher in Colorado, Frick came to New York […]

Hank Bauer

Hank Bauer (Baseball.  Born, East St. Louis, IL, July 31, 1922; died, Lenexa, KS, Feb. 9, 2007.)  A one-time steamfitter and World War II veteran, Henry Albert Bauer was the Yankees rightfielder for more than a decade, during which time the team won nine pennants.  Bauer came to the Yankees in 1948 and became a […]

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