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Jason Giambi

Jason Giambi (Baseball.  Born, West Covina, CA, Jan. 8, 1971.)  Although he hit 209 homers and batted in 804 runs in seven seasons (897 games) with them, Jason Gilbert Giambi’s tenure with the Yankees concluded under a cloud of sorts.  Giambi hit 41 homers in each of his first two seasons with the Yankees, more […]

Judge Emil Fuchs

Judge Emil Fuchs (Baseball.  Born, Hamburg, Germany, Apr. 17, 1878; died, Boston, MA, Dec. 5, 1961.)  An emigrant as a child who was graduated from N.Y.U. Law School, Emil E. Fuchs became a New York City magistrate and then owner of the Boston Braves in 1923.  Fuchs was friendly with Giants manager John McGraw and […]

Harry Frazee

Harry Frazee (Baseball.  Born, Peoria, IL, June 29, 1880; died, New York, NY, June 3, 1929.)  Harry H. Frazee is one of the best-known unknown characters of sports history, and also the subject of a base canard of misconstrued facts.  A noted Broadway producer who generated a half-dozen hit shows, Frazee also owned the Boston […]

Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 21, 1928.)  Edward Charles Ford’s winning percentage of .690 was the highest of any lefthanded major league pitcher in the 20th century and he had a winning record in the first 14 of the 16 seasons he spent with the Yankees.  A compact southpaw, Ford was the epitome […]

Bill Dickey

Bill Dickey (Baseball.  Born, Bastrop, LA, June 6, 1907; died, Little Rock, AR, Nov. 12, 1993.)  William Malcolm Dickey was one of the finest catchers in the history of baseball, greatly respected for his throwing ability, and was a lifetime .313 hitter in the bargain.  Dickey joined the Yankees at the end of the 1928 […]

Ping Bodie

Ping Bodie (Baseball.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 8, 1887; died, San Francisco, CA, Dec. 17, 1961.)  Born Francesco Stephano Pezzolo, Bodie had a nine-year big league career as an outfielder with three teams (1911-14, 1917-21).  A righthanded hitter, Bodie spent his final four seasons with the Yankees.  He was perhaps the first of many […]

Ed Barrow

Ed Barrow (Baseball.  Born, Springfield, IL, May 10, 1868; died, Port Chester, NY, Dec. 15, 1953.)  Considered by most observers to be the architect of the New York Yankees dynasty, Edward Grant Barrow was the man who engineered the deal that brought Babe Ruth to New York and then constructed the supporting cast.  Barrow, perhaps […]

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