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Todd Hundley

Todd Hundley (Baseball.  Born, Martinsville, VA, May 27, 1969.)  A career distinguished by a superb 1996 season enabled Todd Randolph Hundley to leave a mark on Mets history.  After five seasons in the minors, Hundley came up to the Mets to stay in September 1991, starting 17 times in 21 games.  He was the regular […]

Tom Greenwade

Tom Greenwade (Baseball.  Born, Willard, MO, Aug. 21, 1904; died, Ash Grove, MO, Aug. 10, 1986.)  After a minor league career was ended by an arm injury, Thomas Greenwade became a manager in the minors and then, in 1941, a scout.  Greenwade started with the old St. Louis Browns but was hired by the Brooklyn […]

Frank Dascoli

Frank Dascoli (Baseball.  Born, Canterbury, CT, Dec. 26, 1915; died, Danielson, CT, Aug. 11, 1990.)  He moved up to the N.L. with rapidity, but Frank Dascoli moved out the league even more quickly.  Dascoli started umpiring in the Eastern Shore League in 1946, by June moved to the Canadian-American League and was in the I.L. […]

Roy Campanella

Roy Campanella (Baseball.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 19, 1921; died, Woodland Hills, CA, June 26, 1993.)  One of the most respected catchers of his era, Roy Campanella was an outstanding handler of pitchers, but it was as a hitter that he earned most of his headlines.  During his 10-year career with the Brooklyn Dodgers, Campanella hit […]

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