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Dick Young

Dick Young (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 17, 1917; died, New York, NY, Aug. 31, 1987.)  From the day he started to cover baseball in 1943 until just before his death 44 years later, Richard Leonard Young was the most quoted, controversial, and widely-read sportswriter in New York for the better part of four […]

Tom Seaver

 Tom Seaver (Baseball.  Born, Fresno, CA, Nov. 17, 1944.)  Tom Seaver’s arrival at Shea Stadium wasn’t as heralded as it should have been, but it probably could never have been heralded enough, considering what he meant to the New York Mets.  Justifiably called “the Franchise,” George Thomas Seaver was an overpowering righthander who gave the Mets […]

M. Donald Grant

M. Donald Grant (Baseball.  Born, Montreal, P.Q., May 1, 1904; died, Hobe Sound, FL, Nov. 28, 1998.)  An investment advisor to the Whitneys and the Paysons, among others, Michael Donald Grant also represented John W. Payson’s baseball interests for decades.  Grant served on the board of the National Exhibition Co., owners of the Giants when […]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York […]

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