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Carl Furillo

Carl Furillo (Baseball.  Born, Stony Creek Mills, PA, Mar. 8, 1922; died, Stony Creek Mills, PA, Jan. 21, 1989.)  “Skoonj” and “The Reading Rifle” were two of the nicknames hung on rightfielder Carl Anthony Furillo during his years with the  Brooklyn Dodgers.  The opposition mainly called him “poison.”  Famed as one of the best throwing […]

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