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George Weiss

George Weiss (Baseball.  Born, New Haven, CT, June 23, 1895; died, Greenwich, CT, Aug. 13, 1972.)  If any baseball executive in New York history matched the acumen of Ed Barrow or Branch Rickey, George Martin Weiss was that man.  Weiss was the Yankees general manager from 1948-60, during which time the team exerted the greatest […]

Nick Etten

Nick Etten (Baseball.  Born, Spring Grove, IL, Sept. 19, 1913; died, Hinsdale, IL, Oct. 18, 1990.)  Another player who benefitted from not being draft-eligible during World War II, Nicholas Raymond Thomas Etten hit 89 home runs during his nine seasons in the major leagues, 63 of them with the Yankees from 1943-46.  Etten was acquired […]

Ed Barrow

Ed Barrow (Baseball.  Born, Springfield, IL, May 10, 1868; died, Port Chester, NY, Dec. 15, 1953.)  Considered by most observers to be the architect of the New York Yankees dynasty, Edward Grant Barrow was the man who engineered the deal that brought Babe Ruth to New York and then constructed the supporting cast.  Barrow, perhaps […]

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