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Gabe Paul

Gabe Paul (Baseball.  Born, Rochester, NY, Jan. 4, 1910; died, Tampa, FL, Apr. 26, 1998.)  A major league executive for nearly a half-century, Gabriel Howard Paul reestablished the Yankees as a dominant force in baseball.  Paul became president and de facto general manager of the Yankees when a syndicate headed by George Steinbrenner bought the club […]

Artie Gore

Artie Gore (Baseball.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Nov. 13, 1907; died, Wolfeboro, NH, Sept. 29, 1986.)  Joining the N.L. umpiring staff in 1947, Arthur John Gore became a focal point of dispute following his abrupt dismissal after the 1956 season.  Gore’s firing by N.L. president Warren Giles is considered the starting point of the movement that […]

Warren Giles

Warren Giles (Baseball.  Born, Tiskilwa, IL, May 28, 1896; died, Cincinnati, OH, Feb. 7, 1979.)  From 1918 to 1986, the National League had just four presidents, and Warren Crandall Giles had the longest term in N.L. history, over 18 years.  A veteran of World War I, a minor league club operator and former general manager […]

Ford Frick

Ford Frick (Baseball.  Born, Wawaka, IN., Dec. 19, 1894; Bronxville, NY, Apr. 8, 1978.)  Although his impact on the events was minimal, Ford Christopher Frick left baseball dramatically different than he found it after 14 years as Commissioner.  A graduate of Indiana’s DePauw University, and a former schoolteacher in Colorado, Frick came to New York […]

Augie Donatelli

Augie Donatelli (Baseball.  Born, Heilwood, PA, Aug. 22, 1914; died, St. Petersburg, Fla., May 24, 1990.)  A tailgunner in a B-17 who flew 18 missions over Europe during World War II, August Joseph Donatelli also spent 15 months as a Nazi prisoner of war.  After that, umpiring probably seemed easy, and Donatelli began in 1946 […]

Frank Dascoli

Frank Dascoli (Baseball.  Born, Canterbury, CT, Dec. 26, 1915; died, Danielson, CT, Aug. 11, 1990.)  He moved up to the N.L. with rapidity, but Frank Dascoli moved out the league even more quickly.  Dascoli started umpiring in the Eastern Shore League in 1946, by June moved to the Canadian-American League and was in the I.L. […]

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