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Paul Krichell

Paul Krichell (Baseball. Born, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 1882; died, New York, NY, June 4, 1957.) Perhaps the most noted scout of his time, Paul Bernard Krichell joined the Yankees in 1920. During his career, Krichell signed or discovered Lou Gehrig, Whitey Ford, Tony Lazzeri, Mark Koenig, and Vic Raschi, along with dozens of […]

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 […]

Bill McCarthy

Bill McCarthy (College Baseball. Born, Holyoke, MA, Feb. 19, 1895; died, Palm Beach, FL, Apr. 15, 1986.) Bill McCarthy, a baseball coach who sent New York University teams to the College World Series and players to the major leagues, led the Violets for 40 seasons. McCarthy became the baseball coach at N.Y.U. in 1922, succeeding […]

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