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Benny Kauff

Benny Kauff (Baseball.  Born, Middleport, OH, Jan. 5, 1890; died, Columbus, OH, Nov. 17, 1961.)  Known as the “Ty Cobb of the Feds,” Benjamin Michael Kauff spent most of his early career under the control of the Yankees.  Kauff played only five games for them in 1912 and spent much of the next two years […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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