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Tim Keefe

Tim Keefe (Baseball.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Jan. 1, 1857; died, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 23, 1933.)  One of the premier righthanders of the 1880s, Timothy John Keefe pitched for New York teams in three different leagues and won pennants with two of them.  Keefe began his big league career with Troy, N.Y., in 1880 and came […]

John B. Day

John B. Day (Baseball.  Born, Colchester, MA, Sept. 23, 1847; died, Cliffside Park, NJ, Jan. 25, 1925.)  After the New York Mutuals were expelled from the infant National League for failing to complete the 1876 N.L. schedule, it fell to John B. Day to revive major league pro baseball in the nation’s largest city.  Day […]

Sam Crane

Sam Crane (Sportswriter.  Born, Springfield, MA, Jan. 2, 1854; died, The Bronx, NY, July 26, 1925.)  After a seven-year career with eight big league teams, Samuel Newhall Crane became a prominent New York baseball writer.  As it turned out, Crane’s writing career was much longer and more celebrated than his playing career.  He was a […]

O.P. Caylor

O.P. Caylor (Baseball.  Born, Dayton, OH, Dec. 14, 1849; died, Winona, MN, Oct. 19, 1897.)  A Cincinnati sportswriter who talked himself into two seasons as the manager of the Cincinnati team in the then-major league American Association, Oliver Hazard Perry Caylor came to New York in 1887 to manage the A.A. Mets, then based in […]

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