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Tim Hurst

Tim Hurst (Baseball.  Born, Ashland, PA, June 30, 1865; died, Pottsville, PA, June 4, 1915.)  It was his voice that got him his job and his temper that lost it for him.  In the days before public address systems, umpires had to announce lineups and changes.  Timothy Carroll Hurst was a famed boxing ring announcer.  […]

Hal Chase

Hal Chase (Baseball.  Born, Los Gatos, CA, Feb. 13, 1883; died, Colusa, CA, May 18, 1947.)  A brilliant defensive first baseman, a solid hitter, and a thoroughly unsavory character, Harold Homer Chase played parts of nine seasons with the Yankees (then known as the Highlanders) and managed them for a bit over a season.  Chase […]

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