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Grandma Murphy

Grandma Murphy (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, July 14, 1908; died, New York, NY, Jan. 14, 1970.) From Fordham to general manager of the Mets’ 1969 world champions, John Joseph Murphy earned his greatest fame (and his nickname) as a sterling Yankees reliever in the 1930s. Murphy was signed by Paul Krichell off the Rose […]

Bucky Harris

Bucky Harris (Baseball.  Born, Port Jervis, NY, Nov. 8, 1876; died, Bethesda, MD, Nov. 8, 1977.)  Although he spent only two seasons of his 29-year major league managerial career with them, Stanley Raymond Harris guided the Yankees to the 1947 world championship.  Harris thus became only the third manager to win a World Series with […]

Joe McCarthy

Joe McCarthy (Baseball. Born, Philadelphia, PA, Apr. 21, 1887; died, Buffalo, NY, Jan. 13, 1978.) Known as “Marse Joe,” Joseph Vincent McCarthy was one of the most effective and efficient managers in the history of baseball.  McCarthy managed the Yankees to eight pennants and seven World Series victories in the period from 1931-46. Three times […]

Pat Malone

Pat Malone (Baseball. Born, Altoona, PA, Sept. 25, 1902; died, Altoona, PA, May 13, 1943.) Only one big league player played on pennant winners in both leagues under the same manager and that man is Perce Leigh Malone. Malone was a righthander who was 22-10 with the 1929 Chicago Cubs and 12-4 with the Yankees […]

Frenchy Bordagaray

Frenchy Bordagaray (Baseball.  Born, Coalinga, CA, Jan. 3, 1910; died, Ventura, CA, Apr. 13, 2000.)  During two tours with Brooklyn and a brief stint with the Yankees, fun-loving utility man Stanley George Bordagaray more than earned his reputation as one of baseball’s characters.  Bordagaray’s career was 11 seasons in 12 years (1934-45) with five teams, […]

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