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Judge Emil Fuchs

Judge Emil Fuchs (Baseball.  Born, Hamburg, Germany, Apr. 17, 1878; died, Boston, MA, Dec. 5, 1961.)  An emigrant as a child who was graduated from N.Y.U. Law School, Emil E. Fuchs became a New York City magistrate and then owner of the Boston Braves in 1923.  Fuchs was friendly with Giants manager John McGraw and […]

Frankie Frisch

Frankie Frisch (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 9, 1898; died, Wilmington, DE, Mar. 12, 1973.)  Frankie Francis Frisch was known throughout his baseball career as the “Fordham Flash” for good reason.  Fordham  incubated Frisch’s talents. He attended Fordham Grammar School, Fordham Prep and Fordham College.  His speed earned him the sobriquet “flash” as a youngster and […]

Bob Connery

Bob Connery (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 20, 1880; died, Dallas, TX, Jan. 28, 1967.)  A baseball scout who signed Rogers Hornsby for the St. Louis Cardinals, Robert J. Connery was hired by the Yankees in 1917, helped scout Lou Gehrig, and signed such future New York stars as Bob Meusel, Frank Crosetti, Tony […]

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