New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

Tag Archives: San Francisco

Dave Righetti

Dave Righetti (Baseball.  Born, San Jose, CA, Nov. 28, 1958.)  A tall (6’4”) lefthander, David Allen Righetti pitched the Yankees’ first regular-season no-hitter in 32 years (in 1983) and then became a dominant closer.  Righetti joined the Yankees in 1979, getting a no-decision on “Catfish Hunter Day” at Yankee Stadium, and was 0-1 in three […]

Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes (Baseball.  Born, Mathews, AL, May 13, 1927; died, Las Vegas, NV, June 17, 2009.)  A hard-drinking, hard-hitting lefthanded batter, James Lamar Rhodes lifted the Giants to the 1954 world championship with an astonishing performance as a pinch-hitter.  Rhodes batted for Monte Irvin three times in the Series and delivered three hits.  He hit […]

Bobby Murcer

Bobby Murcer (Baseball. Born, Oklahoma City, OK, May 20, 1946; died, Oklahoma City, OK, July 12, 2008.) Of his 17 years in the major leagues, Bobby Ray Murcer spent 12 of them with the Yankees but missed the championship seasons of 1976-78. During those years, Murcer was in the N.L. with the Giants (1975-76) and […]

Arnie Galiffa

Arnie Galiffa (Football.  Born, Donora, PA, Jan. 29, 1927.)  An Army quarterback from 1946-49, Arnold A. Galiffa was an all-America choice in his senior season.  Following military service, Galiffa had a brief pro career with the Giants (1953) and San Francisco (1954).

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