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

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Rusty Staub

Rusty Staub (Baseball.  Born, New Orleans, LA, Apr. 1, 1944.)  For most of three decades, Daniel Joseph Staub was part of the New York baseball scene as a Mets outfielder, the major leagues’ top pinch-hitter, and then as a Mets broadcaster.  After nine seasons with Houston (1963-68) and Montreal (1969-71), Staub came to the Mets before […]

Jake Powell

Jake Powell (Baseball.  Born, Silver Spring, MD, July 15, 1908; died, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1948.)  In between two tours with the Washington Senators, Alvin Jacob Powell spent parts of five tumultuous seasons with the Yankees.  An outfielder with good defensive skills, Powell was a righthanded hitter who never reached his potential.  He was, however, […]

Lou Piniella

Lou Piniella (Baseball.  Born, Tampa, FL, Aug. 28, 1943.)  One of the most popular (and most combustible) of the Yankees champions in the 1970s, Louis Victor Piniella later became a noted manager.  Piniella was a highly-emotional but skilled outfielder who made major contributions to the Yankees’ pennant winners of 1976, 1977, 1978, and 1981.  Early […]

Joe Pepitone

Joe Pepitone (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 9, 1940.)  Best known as a first baseman, Joseph Anthony Pepitone actually spent a significant amount of his eight seasons with the Yankees as an outfielder.  Pepitone was a solid lefthanded hitter with good “Stadium power,” hitting 166 homers and driving in 521 runs in 1,051 games.  He […]

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