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Laughing Larry Doyle

Laughing Larry Doyle (Baseball.  Born, Caseyville, IL, July 31, 1886; died, Saranac Lake, NY, Mar. 1, 1974.)  Whether or not he said it, Lawrence Joseph Doyle is credited with the 1911 line, “It’s great to be young and a Giant.”  As it developed, Doyle played all but 144 of his 1,766 big league games with […]

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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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