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Allie Reynolds

Allie Reynolds (Baseball.  Born, Bethany, OK, Feb. 10, 1915; died, Oklahoma City, OK, Dec. 27, 1994.)  One of the great money pitchers of his era, Allie Pierce Reynolds appeared in 15 World Series games for the Yankees. He had a 7-2 record with a 2.79 e.r.a. and four saves.  Among those saves was a memorable […]

Dutch Rennert

Dutch Rennert (Baseball.  Born, Oshkosh, WI, June 12, 1934.)  A favorite umpire among fans for loud, elongated verbal calls on strikes, Lawrence Henry Rennert worked in the N.L. for 19 years (1973-92).  Rennert came up from the P.C.L. and umpired his first N.L. game Sept. 7, 1973.  He was seventh in seniority in the league […]

Horace Stoneham

Horace Stoneham (Baseball.  Born, Newark, NJ, Apr. 27, 1903; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Jan. 7, 1990.)  Following the death of his father in Jan. 1936, Horace Charles Stoneham became head of the Third Surety Co., owner of the National Exhibition Co., which, in turn, owned the New York Giants baseball club.  Stoneham was to serve as president […]

Bill Summers

Bill Summers (Baseball.  Born, Harrison, NJ, Nov. 10, 1887; died, Upton, MA, Sept. 12, 1966.)  Reputedly an above-average boxer in his youth, his reputation undoubtedly helped William Reed Summers keep things in check during his 27-season career (1933-59) as an A.L. umpire.  Summers worked 10 years in the Eastern League before moving to the I.L.  He […]

Bill Stewart

Bill Stewart (Baseball.  Born, Fitchburg, MA, Sept. 26, 1894; died, Jamaica Plain, MA, Feb. 18, 1964.)  A man who coached a team to the Stanley Cup championship in the off-season, William J. Stewart was an N.L. umpire for nearly 22 seasons (1933-54).  Stewart coached the Chicago Blackhawks to the Cup in 1938 in his first year as […]

Johnny Stevens

Johnny Stevens (Baseball, college basketball.  Born, Duquesne, PA, May 12, 1913; died, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 9, 1981.)  An American League baseball umpire (1948-69), John William Stevens was probably better known to New York area fans as a major college basketball official who often paired with the legendary John Nucatola (the two worked the 1957 N.I.T. final […]

Chuck Knoblauch

Chuck Knoblauch (Baseball.  Born, Houston, TX, July 7, 1968.)  An All-Star second baseman and steady hitter with Minnesota, Edward Charles Knoblauch essentially forced the trade that sent him to the Yankees Feb. 6, 1998, for four players and cash reported as $3 million.  Knoblauch immediately became an enigma in New York.  A lifetime .304 hitter […]

Ed Konetchy

Ed Konetchy (Baseball. Born, LaCrosse, WI, Sept. 3, 1885; died, Fort Worth, TX, May 27, 1947.) The first baseman for Brooklyn’s 1920 N.L.champions, Edward Joseph Konetchy had a long career before he joined the Dodgers, starting in 1907. In 1919, he came to Brooklyn from the Boston Braves and hit .308 for the 1920 pennant […]

Jerry Koosman

Jerry Koosman (Baseball. Born, Appleton, Minn., Dec. 23, 1943.) The primary lefthanded starter on two Mets pennant winners, Jerry Martin Koosman was both a 20-game winner and 20-game loser (in successive seasons) in his 12 seasons with the team. Koosman was a durable pitcher who made 30 or more starts all but one of those […]

Howard Johnson

Howard Johnson (Baseball.  Born, Clearwater, FL, Nov. 29, 1960.)  Following three undistinguished seasons in Detroit, Howard Michael Johnson came to New York to become a star with the Mets.  Johnson became the first Mets player to hit 30 or more home runs in a season and steal 30 bases.  He accomplished that feat three times […]

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