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Buck Showalter

(Baseball.  Born, DeFuniak Springs, FL, May 23, 1956.)  Generally acknowledged today as a top major league manager, William Nathaniel Showalter, III, began his career as a player in the Yankees farm system in 1977. Buck (so nicknamed because he would walk around minor league clubhouses naked) played in the minors for seven seasons.  His first […]

Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, July 27, 1975.)  On Feb. 17, 2004, the Yankees announced what was viewed at the time by most observers as the most significant trade in the major leagues in nearly 85 years – the acquisition of Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez.  Not since the same team acquired Babe Ruth (q.v.) […]

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