New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Buck Showalter

(Baseball.  Born, DeFuniak Springs, FL, May 23, 1956.)  Generally acknowledged today as a top major league manager, William Nathaniel Showalter, III, began his career as a player in the Yankees farm system in 1977. Buck (so nicknamed because he would walk around minor league clubhouses naked) played in the minors for seven seasons.  His first […]

Jocko Conlon

Jocko Conlon (Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Dec. 6, 1899; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Apr. 1, 1989.)  In the wake of a big league career that lasted only 128 games in two seasons (1934-35), John Bertrand Conlon became one of the best (and best-known) umpires of his time.  Conlon actually started his umpiring career while still an […]

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