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Grandma Murphy

Grandma Murphy (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, July 14, 1908; died, New York, NY, Jan. 14, 1970.) From Fordham to general manager of the Mets’ 1969 world champions, John Joseph Murphy earned his greatest fame (and his nickname) as a sterling Yankees reliever in the 1930s. Murphy was signed by Paul Krichell off the Rose […]

Bing Devine

Bing Devine (Baseball.  Born, Overland, MO, Mar. 1, 1917; died, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 27, 2007.)  While spending the majority of his baseball executive career with the St. Louis Cardinals, Vaughan P. Devine was the second man to serve as president of the Mets.  Devine started with St. Louis while an undergraduate at Washington Univ., […]

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