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Bob Shawkey

Bob Shawkey (Baseball.  Born, Sigel, PA, Dec. 4, 1890; died, Syracuse, NY, Dec. 31, 1980.)  As the first of the standout pitchers who helped launch the Yankees dynasty, James Robert Shawkey was the starting pitcher when Yankee Stadium was opened (Apr. 18, 1923).  Shawkey returned to throw out the ceremonial first pitch when the renovated Stadium […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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