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Red Barber
WALTER LANIER "RED" BARBER (February 17, 1908 – October 22, 1992) was an American sports commentator . Barber, nicknamed "The Ol' Redhead", was primarily identified with radio broadcasts of Major League Baseball
Baseball
, calling play-by-play across four decades with the Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Reds
(1934–1938), Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
(1939–1953), and New York Yankees (1954–1966). Like his fellow sports pioneer Mel Allen
Mel Allen
, Barber also gained a niche calling college and professional American football in his primary market of New York City
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Pete Reiser
HAROLD PATRICK REISER (March 17, 1919 – October 25, 1981), nicknamed "Pistol Pete", was an outfielder in Major League Baseball during the 1940s and early 1950s. He played primarily for the Brooklyn Dodgers , and later for the Boston Braves , Pittsburgh Pirates , and Cleveland Indians . CONTENTS * 1 Early career * 2 Being injury-prone * 3 Later life * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 External links EARLY CAREERA native of St. Louis, Missouri , Reiser originally signed with his hometown Cardinals , but at age 19 he was among a group of minor league players declared free agents by Commissioner of Baseball Kenesaw Mountain Landis . Reportedly, Cardinal general manager Branch Rickey —mortified at losing a player of Reiser's caliber—arranged for the Dodgers to sign Reiser, hide him in the minors, then trade him back to St. Louis at a later date. But Reiser's stellar performances in spring training in both 1939 and 1940 forced the Dodgers to keep him
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Joe Hatten
JOSEPH HILARIAN HATTEN (November 7, 1916 – December 16, 1988) was a Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
pitcher . Hatten started in pro ball with Crookston in the old Northern League in 1937. Acquired by the Montreal Royals
Montreal Royals
from the Minneapolis Millers of the American Association in the 1941–42 off-season, Hatten pitched for the Royals briefly in 1942 before entering the U.S. Navy
U.S. Navy
. Upon his discharge four years later, he first saw service with the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
. Possessing a "rubber arm", Hatten worked as both a starting pitcher and a reliever , even appearing in both ends of a double-header. Hatten's first year in the big leagues in 1946 saw him post a 14–11 won-lost record with a 2.84 earned run average , eighth-best in the National League
National League

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Ralph Branca
RALPH THEODORE JOSEPH BRANCA (January 6, 1926 – November 23, 2016) was an American professional baseball pitcher who played 12 seasons in Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
(MLB), from 1944 through 1956. Branca played for the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
(1944–1953, 1956), Detroit Tigers (1953–1954), and New York Yankees
New York Yankees
(1954). He was a three-time All-Star . In a 1951 playoff, Branca allowed a walk-off home run to Bobby Thomson
Bobby Thomson
, known as the "Shot Heard \'Round the World ". CONTENTS * 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Later life * 4 See also * 5 References * 6 Further reading * 7 External links EARLY LIFE Ralph Branca
Ralph Branca
was born in Mount Vernon, New York
Mount Vernon, New York
, as the fifteenth of seventeen children
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Catchphrase
A CATCHPHRASE (alternatively spelled CATCH PHRASE) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance. Such phrases often originate in popular culture and in the arts, and typically spread through a variety of mass media (such as literature and publishing, films, Internet, television and radio), as well as word of mouth. Some become the de facto or literal "trademark" or "signature" of the person or character with whom they originated, and can be instrumental in the typecasting (beneficially or otherwise) of a particular actor. CONTENTS * 1 Culture * 2 See also * 2.1 Lists * 2.2 Related topics * 3 References * 4 Further reading * 5 External links CULTUREAccording to Richard Harris, a psychology professor at Kansas State University who studied why people like to cite films in social situations, using film quotes in everyday conversation is similar to telling a joke and a way to form solidarity with others
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Brooklyn
Coordinates : 40°41′34″N 73°59′25″W / 40.69278°N 73.99028°W / 40.69278; -73.99028 Brooklyn Kings County
County
Borough of New York City
New York City
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Chicago Cubs
The CHICAGO CUBS are an American professional baseball team based in Chicago, Illinois
Chicago, Illinois
. The Cubs compete in Major League Baseball
Baseball
(MLB) as a member club of the National League
National League
(NL) Central division. The team plays its home games at Wrigley Field
Wrigley Field
, located on the city's North Side . The Cubs are one of two major league teams in Chicago; the other, the Chicago
Chicago
White Sox , is a member of the American League
American League
(AL) Central division. The Cubs, first known as the White Stockings, was a founding member of the NL in 1876 , becoming the Chicago
Chicago
Cubs in 1903 . The Cubs have appeared in a total of eleven World Series
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Cincinnati
CINCINNATI (/ˌsɪnsᵻˈnæti/ SIN-si-NAT-ee ) is a city in the U.S. state
U.S. state
of Ohio
Ohio
that serves as county seat of Hamilton County . Settled in 1788, the city is located on the north side of the confluence of the Licking with the Ohio
Ohio
River . With a population of 298,800, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
is the third-largest city in Ohio
Ohio
and the 65th-largest city in the United States. Its metropolitan statistical area is the 28th-largest in the United States
United States
and the largest centered in Ohio. The city is also part of the larger Cincinnati–Middletown–Wilmington combined statistical area , which had a population of 2,172,191 in the 2010 census. In the 19th century, Cincinnati
Cincinnati
was an American boomtown in the heart of the country; it rivaled the larger coastal cities in size and wealth
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Crosley Field
CROSLEY FIELD was a Major League Baseball
Major League Baseball
park located in Cincinnati , Ohio
Ohio
. It was the home field of the National League
National League
's Cincinnati Reds from 1912 through June 24, 1970, and the original Cincinnati Bengals football team, members of the second (1937) and third American Football League (1940–41). Contrary to popular belief, it was not the original home of the current NFL franchise of the same name (the home of those Bengals in 1968 and 1969 was nearby Nippert Stadium , located on the campus of the University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati
). Crosley Field was on an asymmetrical block bounded by Findlay Street (south), Western Avenue (northeast, angling), York Street (north) and McLean Avenue (west) in the Queensgate section of the city
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Al Gionfriddo
ALBERT FRANCIS GIONFRIDDO (March 8, 1922 – March 14, 2003) was an American professional baseball player who played in Major League Baseball
Baseball
as an outfielder . CONTENTS * 1 Career * 2 Personal life * 3 References * 4 External links CAREERGionfriddo made his major league debut on September 23, 1944 at the age of 22 with the Pittsburgh Pirates. He was a career .266 hitter whose best year was in 1945 when he hit .284 with 9 triples and 74 runs scored for the Pirates. He played in the majors for four years. He was acquired by the Brooklyn Dodgers
Brooklyn Dodgers
from the Pirates midway through the 1947 season, and he is most famous for his heroic catch of a drive off the bat of the New York Yankees ' Joe DiMaggio in Game 6 of the 1947 World Series
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Cookie Lavagetto
AS PLAYER * Pittsburgh Pirates (1934 –1936 ) * Brooklyn Dodgers (1937 –1941 , 1946 –1947 )AS MANAGER * Washington Senators / Minnesota Twins (1957 –1961 ) CAREER HIGHLIGHTS AND AWARDS * 4× All-Star (1938 –1941 )HARRY ARTHUR "COOKIE" LAVAGETTO (December 1, 1912 – August 10, 1990) was a third baseman , manager and coach in American Major League Baseball . He was the pinch hitter whose double ruined Bill Bevens ' no-hitter in Game 4 of the 1947 World Series and gave his Brooklyn Dodgers a victory over the New York Yankees , a game known as The Cookie Game . CONTENTS * 1 The Cookie Game * 2 Major league career * 3 Return to minors and major league coach * 4 Senators\'/Twins\' manager * 5 Later career * 6 Death * 7 See also * 8 References * 9 External links THE COOKIE GAMEOn October 3, 1947 at Ebbets Field , Bevens was ahead 2–1 going into the bottom of the ninth inning , and got two outs
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CBS Radio Network
CBS
CBS
NEWS RADIO (formerly known as CBS Radio
CBS Radio
News), historically known as the CBS
CBS
RADIO NETWORK, provides news to more than 1,000 radio stations throughout the United States. The network is owned by CBS Corporation ; it is the last of the three original national U.S. radio networks (CBS, NBC
NBC
and Mutual ) still owned by its parent company. CBS
CBS
News Radio is one of the two programming services distributed by Skyview Networks . It produces and distributes national news, talk, music and special event programs, in addition to local news, weather, video news and other information to radio and television stations as well as traffic reporting services
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WWOR-TV
WWOR-TV, channel 9, is the flagship station of the MyNetworkTV programming service, licensed to Secaucus, New Jersey
New Jersey
, United States, and serving the New York City
New York City
television market . The station is owned by the Fox Television Stations division of 21st Century Fox as a sister station to Fox 's flagship station, WNYW
WNYW
(Channel 5). Its studios and main offices are located in Secaucus, south of NJ-3 east of the Meadowlands Sports Complex
Meadowlands Sports Complex
, although some internal operations are handled at WNYW's studios at the Fox Television Center in the Yorkville neighborhood of Manhattan
Manhattan
. Its transmitter is located atop the Empire State Building
Empire State Building

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Peptic Ulcer
PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE (PUD), is a break in the lining of the stomach , first part of the small intestine , or occasionally the lower esophagus . An ulcer in the stomach is known as a GASTRIC ULCER while that in the first part of the intestines is known as a DUODENAL ULCER. The most common symptoms of a duodenal ulcer are waking at night with upper abdominal pain or upper abdominal pain that improves with eating. With a gastric ulcer the pain may worsen with eating. The pain is often described as a burning or dull ache. Other symptoms include belching , vomiting, weight loss, or poor appetite . About a third of older people have no symptoms. Complications may include bleeding , perforation , and blockage of the stomach . Bleeding occurs in as many as 15% of people. Common causes include the bacteria Helicobacter pylori and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
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Tommy Henrich
THOMAS DAVID HENRICH (February 20, 1913 – December 1, 2009), nicknamed "THE CLUTCH" and "OLD RELIABLE", was an American professional baseball player of German descent. He played his entire Major League Baseball
Baseball
career as a right fielder and first baseman for the New York Yankees
New York Yankees
(1937–1942 and 1946–1950). Henrich led the American League
American League
in triples twice and in runs scored once, also hitting 20 or more home runs four times. He is best remembered for his numerous exploits in the World Series
World Series
; he was involved in one of the most memorable plays in Series history in 1941 , was the hitting star of the 1947 Series with a .323 batting average , and hit the first walk-off home run in Series history in the first game of the 1949 World Series
World Series

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Eddie Miksis
EDWARD THOMAS "EDDIE" MIKSIS (September 11, 1926 – April 8, 2005) was an American professional baseball infielder and outfielder . He played fourteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) between 1944 and 1958 for the Brooklyn Dodgers , Chicago Cubs , St. Louis Cardinals , Baltimore Orioles , and Cincinnati Reds . CONTENTS * 1 Playing career * 2 Personal life * 3 References * 4 External links PLAYING CAREERBorn in Burlington, New Jersey , he played at Burlington City High School . He stood 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) and weighed 185 lbs. Miksis was signed by the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1944 and on June 17, 1944, at the age of 17, he debuted in the Majors and went on to have a 14-year career as a right-handed hitting and throwing utility infielder with the Dodgers (1944–51), Chicago Cubs (1951–56), St. Louis Cardinals (1957), Baltimore Orioles (1957–58) and Cincinnati Reds (1958). Miksis hit .236 for his career and played all four infield position plus the outfield
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