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Walter O’Malley

Walter O’Malley (Baseball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 9, 1903; died, Rochester, MN, Aug. 9, 1979.)  While reviled by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers everywhere, Walter Francis O’Malley actually made a serious effort to keep the team in the borough of its birth.  O’Malley became president of the Dodgers in 1950 and shortly began to […]

Marcel Cerdan

Marcel Cerdan (Boxing.  Born, Sidi Bel Abbes, Algeria, July 22, 1916; died, near Ponta Delgada, Azores, Oct. 28, 1949.)  Born in what was then considered metropolitan France, Marcel Cerdan began his pro boxing career in 1935.  Cerdan ultimately fought 100 times as a pro and held the world middleweight title for nine months.  He won […]

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