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Bill Kane

Bill Kane (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 29, 1937.)  A ubiquitous figure in the Yankees organization for more than three decades, William Kevin Kane served twice as the team’s traveling secretary.  Kane, known to his friends as Killer, began as a radio-television statistician in the days long before such work was computerized.  He then became […]

Bill McCorry

Bill McCorry (Baseball. Born, Saranac Lake, NY, July 9, 1887; died, Augusta, GA, Mar. 22, 1973.) William Charles McCorry was a minor league pitcher and manager who became a Yankees scout and was the club’s traveling secretary from 1952-59. McCorry pitched briefly with the St. Louis Browns in 1909.

Eddie Brannick

Eddie Brannick (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, July 22, 1893; died, West Palm Beach, FL, July 18, 1975.)  Edward Thomas Brannick was not only employed by the Giants for the last 52 years they were in New York but remained after the club moved to San Francisco to handle rentals of the Polo Grounds.  Brannick joined […]

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