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Melbourne Downing

Melbourne Downing (Baseball.  Born, Killorgin, Ireland, Oct. 25, 1869; died, Holyoke, MA, Dec. 31, 1958.)  In a 17-year career encompassing stops with 10 teams in three different major leagues, John Joseph Doyle played for Brooklyn and the Giants, and ended his playing career with the 1905 Highlanders.  He was the first to play for those […]

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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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