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Johnny Keane

Johnny Keane (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Nov. 3, 1911; died, Houston, TX, Jan. 6, 1967.)  A man who was in the wrong place at the wrong time in Yankees history, John Joseph Keane managed St. Louis to victory in the 1964 World Series.  When the Yankees (who lost the Series to the Cardinals) dismissed […]

Ralph Houk

Ralph Houk (Baseball.  Born, Lawrence, KS, Aug. 9, 1918; died, Winter Haven, FL, July 21, 2010.)  Among his many distinctions, Ralph George Houk is the only man ever to manage Yankee clubs that won world championships and finished last in a 10-team American League.  A member of the Yankees organization starting in 1939, Houk joined […]

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