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Vic Raschi

Vic Raschi (Baseball.  Born, West Springfield, MA, Mar. 28, 1919; died, Groveland, NY, Oct. 14, 1988.)  A hard-throwing righthander whom Mel Allen called “the Springfield Rifle,” Victor John Angelo Raschi was a 21-game winner three straight years (1949-51).  Raschi began his minor league career in 1941 but began to hit his stride after three years […]

Paul Krichell

Paul Krichell (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 1882; died, New York, NY, June 4, 1957.) Perhaps the most noted scout of his time, Paul Bernard Krichell joined the Yankees in 1920. During his career, Krichell signed or discovered Lou Gehrig, Whitey Ford, Tony Lazzeri, Mark Koenig, and Vic Raschi, along with dozens of […]

Eddie Lopat

Eddie Lopat (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, June 21, 1918; died, Darien, CT, June 15, 1992.) At the heart of the pitching staff for the Yankees team that won five straight World Series (1949-53) was lefthander Edmund Walter Lopatynski. Lopat was the ideal pitcher to drop between hard-throwing righthanders Allie Reynolds and Vic Raschi. He […]

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