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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 […]

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 […]

Whitey Ford

Whitey Ford (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 21, 1928.)  Edward Charles Ford’s winning percentage of .690 was the highest of any lefthanded major league pitcher in the 20th century and he had a winning record in the first 14 of the 16 seasons he spent with the Yankees.  A compact southpaw, Ford was the epitome […]

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