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Dallas Green

Dallas Green (Baseball.  Born, Newport, DE, Aug. 4, 1934.)  On May 19, 1993, George Dallas Green, Jr., became the 15th manager of the Mets and the third man to manage both the Mets and Yankees.  Having appeared in four games for them in 1966, the former righthanded pitcher also became the seventh manager to have […]

Augie Galan

Augie Galan (Baseball.  Born, Berkeley, CA, May 25, 1912; died, Fairfield, CT, Dec. 28, 1993.)  Despite a right elbow broken in childhood and a left knee damaged twice in the big leagues, August John Galan had a 17-year major league career.  “Goo-Goo” was already in his eighth season with the Chicago Cubs when he was […]

Larry French

Larry French (Baseball.  Born, Visalia, CA, Nov. 1, 1907; died, San Diego, CA, Feb. 9, 1987.)  Following a stellar career with Pittsburgh (1929-34) and the Chicago Cubs (1935-41), Lawrence Robert French became a one-year wonder for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942.  French came to Brooklyn on waivers Aug. 20, 1941, and worked in six games […]

Laughing Larry Doyle

Laughing Larry Doyle (Baseball.  Born, Caseyville, IL, July 31, 1886; died, Saranac Lake, NY, Mar. 1, 1974.)  Whether or not he said it, Lawrence Joseph Doyle is credited with the 1911 line, “It’s great to be young and a Giant.”  As it developed, Doyle played all but 144 of his 1,766 big league games with […]

Roger Bresnahan

Roger Bresnahan (Baseball.  Born, Toledo, OH, June 11, 1879; died, Toledo, OH, Dec. 4, 1944.)  Roger Philip Bresnahan, a stockily built, combative character, was a tough righthanded hitter and a skilled player who saw service at literally every position in baseball.  Bresnahan came to the majors as a pitcher in 1897, jumped from the N.L. to […]

Hank Borowy

Hank Borowy (Baseball.  Born, Bloomfield, NJ, May 12, 1916; died, Brick, NJ, Aug. 23, 2004.)  After going 38-27 in three years for the Newark Bears, the Yankees’ premier farm team, Henry Ludwig Borowy finally made it to the big club in 1942.  The righthander was 15-4 as a rookie as the Yankees won the pennant.  […]

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