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Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 1, 1860; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1915.)  There have been many colorful and controversial team owners in New York sports, but few as confrontational, combative, and thin-skinned as Andrew Freedman.  Freedman was a politically-connected Democrat with ties to Tammany Hall boss Richard Croker who prospered […]

Sam Crane

Sam Crane (Sportswriter.  Born, Springfield, MA, Jan. 2, 1854; died, The Bronx, NY, July 26, 1925.)  After a seven-year career with eight big league teams, Samuel Newhall Crane became a prominent New York baseball writer.  As it turned out, Crane’s writing career was much longer and more celebrated than his playing career.  He was a […]

Bill Corum

Bill Corum (Sportswriter.  Born, Speed, MO, July 20, 1895; died, New York, NY, Dec. 16, 1958.)  Columnist, sportscaster, and racetrack executive, Martene Windsor Corum was a name in the sports field that spread far beyond his New York base.  Bill Corum was, for his time, a rare journalism graduate in the sports field when he […]

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