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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 […]

Lefty Gomez

Lefty Gomez (Baseball.  Born, Rodeo, CA, Nov. 26, 1910; died, Larkspur, CA, Feb. 17, 1989.)  Known throughout his major league career as “El Goofo,” Vernon Louis Gomez was one of the great characters in baseball, but he was also a good enough pitcher to last for 14 seasons in the majors and help pitch the […]

Bob Connery

Bob Connery (Baseball.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Mar. 20, 1880; died, Dallas, TX, Jan. 28, 1967.)  A baseball scout who signed Rogers Hornsby for the St. Louis Cardinals, Robert J. Connery was hired by the Yankees in 1917, helped scout Lou Gehrig, and signed such future New York stars as Bob Meusel, Frank Crosetti, Tony […]

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