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

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Arthur Richman

Arthur Richman (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1926; died, New York, NY, March 25, 2009.)  A sportswriter with the Daily Mirror for the last two decades of the paper’s existence, Arthur Sherman Richman then became an executive with the Mets and, later, the Yankees.  Richman’s career in New York sports spans more than […]

Snuffy Stirnweiss

Snuffy Stirnweiss (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 26, 1919; died, Newark Bay, NJ, Sept. 15, 1958.)  Even though he hit .264 and .270 in his two full seasons at Newark of the International League, George Henry Stirnweiss wasn’t draft-eligible.  Stirnweiss thus became the Yankees’ regular second baseman during World War II.  Against that watered-down competition, […]

Ed Hurley

Ed Hurley (Baseball.  Born, Holyoke, MA, Sept. 20, 1908; died, Boston, MA, Nov. 12, 1969.)  An A.L. umpire for 19 years (1947-65), Edwin Henry Hurley was the umpire who called the four pitches balls in 1951 when Eddie Gaedel, the midget hired by Bill Veeck, batted for the St. Louis Browns.

Lee Magee

Lee Magee (Baseball. Born, Cincinnati, OH, June 4, 1889; died, Columbus, OH, Mar. 14, 1966.) Born Leopold Christopher Hoernschemeyer, Magee had a long and varied career in baseball, which included managing the Federal League club in Brooklyn in 1915. Magee was 53-64 before being replaced by John Ganzel. A playing manager, he was primarily a […]

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 […]

Babe Dahlgren

Babe Dahlgren (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, June 15, 1912; died, Arcadia, CA, Sept. 4, 1996.)  In the final analysis, he was little more than a well-traveled journeyman of major league quality, but Ellsworth Tenny Dahlgren achieved a unique distinction.  On May 2, 1939, Dahlgren started at first base for the Yankees (and homered in […]

Benny Bengough

Benny Bengough (Baseball.  Born, Niagara Falls, NY, July 27, 1898; died, Philadelphia, PA, Dec. 22, 1968.)  A chatterbox catcher, Bernard Oliver Bengough spent parts of eight seasons (1923-30) with the Yankees.  Bengough became a regular in 1925 on the same day as Lou Gehrig but didn’t last nearly as long.  He was the backup to Pat […]

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