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Bowie Kuhn

Bowie Kuhn (Baseball. Born, Takoma Park, MD, Oct. 28, 1926; died, Jacksonville, FL, Mar. 15, 2007.) In the wake of Gen. William D. (Spike) Eckert’s forced resignation Dec. 6, 1968, baseball sought a commissioner to improve the game’s image and selected Bowie Kent Kuhn for the job. A graduate of Princeton (1947) and the University […]

Don Liddle

Don Liddle (Baseball. Born, Mount Carmel, IL, May 25, 1925; died, Mount Carmel, IL, June 5, 2000.) A lefthander who won just 28 games in a four-year career, Donald Eugene Liddle became a part of World Series lore in 1954. Willie Mays’ stunning over-the-shoulder catch of Vic Wertz’s drive to center in the first game […]

Don Mueller

Don Mueller (Baseball. Born, St. Louis, MO, Apr. 14, 1927; died, St. Louis, MO, Dec. 28, 2011.) Known to his teammates as “Mandrake the Magician” for his skill in handling the bat, Donald Fred Mueller was a lefthand choke-up hitter who was key to the Giants’ 1951 and 1954 N.L. pennant winners. Mueller had an […]

Willie Mays

Willie Mays (Baseball. Born, Westfield, AL, May 6, 1931.) Most observers agree that Willie Howard Mays, Jr., is the most complete baseball player of his generation. He brought a joy to playing that was apparent to even the most casual observer. His New York career was divided into two distinct parts. From 1951-57 (except for […]

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