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Leo O’Mealia (Cartoonist. Born, LeRoy, NY, Mar. 31, 1884; died, Brooklyn, NY, May 7, 1960.) On the day after the Brooklyn Dodgers won their first (and only) World Series in October 1955, the front page of the New York Daily News was adorned for the first time in its history with a cartoon, entitled “Who’s […]
Smokey Alston (Baseball. Born, Venice, OH, Dec. 1, 1911; died, Oxford, OH, Oct. 1, 1984.) Although his major league playing career was limited to one at-bat with the St. Louis Cardinals (he struck out), Walter Emmons Alston earned a special place in the hearts of Brooklyn Dodgers fans. Alston managed the club its last four […]