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Harry Sinclair

Harry Sinclair (Baseball, horse racing.  Born, Wheeling, WV, July 6, 1876; died, Flintridge, CA, Nov. 10, 1956.)  A major figure in the modern history of the American petroleum industry, Harry Ford Sinclair was also active in both baseball and horse racing.  After several successful ventures in Oklahoma and the Midwest, Sinclair established Sinclair Oil and Refining […]

Bill McKechnie

Bill McKechnie (Baseball. Born, Wilkensburg, PA, Aug. 7, 1886; died, Bradenton, FL, Oct. 29, 1965.) During a 12-season major league career (1907, 1910-20), William Boyd McKechnie played third base for eight big league teams in three leagues. McKechnie played for the Yankees (45 games in 1913) and the Giants (71 games in 1916), as well […]

Pat Powers

Pat Powers (Executive.  Born, Trenton, NJ, June 27, 1860; died, Belmar, NJ, Aug. 27, 1925.)  For nearly three decades, Patrick Thomas Powers was a major figure in New York-area sports.  He was involved with the promotion of early six-day bike races at Madison Square Garden in the 1890s after a brief stint managing the Giants […]

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