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Russ Ford

Russ Ford (Baseball.  Born, Brandon, Man., Apr. 25, 1883; died, Rockingham, NC, Jan. 24, 1960.)  While pitching as a semipro, Russell William Ford discovered that a well-scuffed baseball would do tricks.  A prime “emery ball” pitcher, Ford’s discovery got him to the major leagues.  The righthander perfected his art in the 3-I and Southern Association […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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