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Jocko Conlon

Jocko Conlon (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 6, 1899; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr. 1, 1989.)  In the wake of a big league career that lasted only 128 games in two seasons (1934-35), John Bertrand Conlon became one of the best (and best-known) umpires of his time.  Conlon actually started his umpiring career while still an […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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