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John Heydler

John Heydler (Baseball.  Born, LaFargeville, NY, July 10, 1869; died, San Diego, CA, Apr. 18, 1956.)  John Arnold Heydler is the only one to serve as president of the National League twice and held league executive office longer than any other man (35 years overall).  Heydler served as an N.L. umpire (1895-98) before becoming the […]

Harry Pulliam

Harry Pulliam (Executive.  Born, Scottsville, KY, Feb. 8, 1869; died, New York, NY, July 29, 1909.)  Harry Clay Pulliam was elected fifth president of the National League in 1903, a position that was to lead to his premature demise.  During the hot 1908 pennant race between the Giants and the Chicago Cubs, the celebrated “Merkle’s […]

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