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Joe Cronin


Joe Cronin (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 12, 1906; died, Osterville, MA, Sept. 7, 1984.)  An all-star shortstop during a 20-year career with Washington and the Boston Red Sox, Joseph Edward Cronin was president of the American League from 1959-73.  Cronin was the fourth A.L. president and the last not to have his office in New York.  He was based in Boston, but the A.L. office moved to New York when Cronin retired.  He was also a manager with Washington (1933-34) and Boston (1935-47).

Hubert Bobo


Hubert Bobo (Pro football.  Born, Dover, OH, July 2, 1934; died, Sept. 1, 1999.)  An Ohio State product, Hubert Lee Bobo began his pro football career as a halfback for Philadelphia in the N.F.L. in 1957 but spent two years (1961-62) with the A.F.L. New York Titans as a 205-pound linebacker.  Bobo was the middle linebacker in the basic 4-3 defense.  He played a year in the C.F.L. and was acquired by the Titans from San Diego for a draft choice after the 1960 season (which he missed due to knee surgery).

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