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Gil McDougald

Gil McDougald (Baseball. Born, San Francisco, CA, May 19, 1928; died, Wall Township, NJ, Nov. 28, 2010.) Among the unsung heroes of seven Yankee pennant-winners in the 1950s, Gilbert James McDougald was the epitome of the utility man. McDougald, regrettably, is most remembered as the hitter whose line drive in May 1957 hit lefthander Herb […]

Bob Cerv

Bob Cerv (Baseball.  Born, Weston, NE, May 5, 1926.)  Spending parts of nine seasons with the Yankees, Robert Henry Cerv was a stocky righthanded-hitting outfielder who had the unusual experience of appearing in three World Series for the Yankees and being on the losing side twice.  In 1955, Cerv homered in Game 5, which the […]

Andy Carey

Andy Carey (Baseball.  Born, Oakland, Calif., Oct. 18, 1931; died, Costa Mesa, CA, Dec. 15, 2011.)  A member of the Yankees at age 20, Andrew Arthur Carey (born Andrew Nordstrom) was a regular third baseman for them in the mid-1950s.  Carey became a regular in 1954, when he hit .302 in 122 games, but he […]

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