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Paul Blair

Paul Blair (Baseball.  Born, Cushing, OK, Feb. 1, 1944.)  A superb defensive centerfielder who resurrected his career after being hit in the face with a pitch in 1970, Paul L.D. Blair also became embroiled in a classic “Bronx Zoo” Yankees moment in 1977.  Blair spent 13 seasons (1964-76) with Baltimore but hit only .197 in […]

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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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