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NetShrine's CONTRIBUTORS
from the Expansion Era

For more information on each player, click on his name in the table below.

NetShrine's CONTRIBUTORS
from the Expansion Era

Walter Alston

Ralph Houk Earl Weaver
Billy Martin Charley Finley Marvin Miller
Bowie Kuhn Emmett Ashford Howie Haak
Tony Lucadello Bobby Mattick Frank Umont
Doug Harvey Gene Mauch Harry Caray
Ron Luciano              

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Walter Emmons Alston
"Smokey" 

        MANAGER 1954 - 1976
        (Brooklyn NL, Los Angeles NL)
        Struckout in only big league AB.  
       Managed Dodgers for 23 straight
       years - all under 1-year contracts.
       Won 7 pennants & 4 Series.  One
       of 7 to win 2,000+ games.
        
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Ralph George Houk "Major" 
        MANAGER 1961 - 1984
        (New York AL, Detroit AL, Boston AL)
        Player for 8 years.  Won 3 pennants &
       2 World Series.  Managed 20 seasons
       and went 1,619-1,531.
        
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Earl Sydney Weaver 
        MANAGER 1968 - 1986
        (Baltimore AL)
        Never played in majors.  Won 6
       division titles, 4 pennants, and one
       Championship.  Lifetime record of
       1,480-1,060.  Lived for the 3-run HR.
        
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Alfred Manuel "Billy" Martin 
        MANAGER 1969 - 1988
        (Minnesota AL, Detroit AL, Texas AL,
        New York AL, Oakland AL)
        Brilliant at taking a mediocre team,
       winning, & then self-destructing. 
       Managed 16 years and won 1,253 -
       including 5 division titles, 2 pennants,
       and 1 Series.  Played 11 years.
        
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Charles O. Finley 
        OWNER 1960 - 1980
        (Kansas City AL, Oakland AL)
        Controversial & innovative.   Feuded
       with players, managers, and the league.
       His team won three straight World Series.
        
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Marvin Miller 
        EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
        MLB Players Association
        1966 - 1984
        Built what many consider as the most
       powerful and prosperous union in the
       history of collective bargaining.
        
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Bowie Kent Kuhn 
        BASEBALL COMMISSIONER
        1969 - 1984
        Responsible for World Series night
      games.  Second only to Judge Landis
      in commissioner tenure.
        
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Emmett Littleton Ashford 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1966 - 1970
        First black umpire in big league history.
        
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Howie Haak 
        SCOUT
        Credited for paving the way for the inflow
       of Latin talent in baseball.  Key in Pirates
       acquiring Roberto Clemente.

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Tony Lucadello 
        SCOUT
        Signed 50 eventual Major League players
        - including Mike Schmidt, Fergie Jenkins,
       Toby Harrah, Mike Marshall & Alex Johnson.
        
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Bobby Mattick 
        SCOUT
        Also coached and managed in the Majors.
       Signed Frank Robinson, Vada Pinson
       and Curt Flood.

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Frank William Umont 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1954 - 1973
        Former NFL offensive lineman turned
        umpire.  Worked in 4 All-Star games
        & 4 World Series.

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H. Douglas Harvey 
        NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1962 - 1992
        Called "God" by umps, players, and
        managers.  Umpired in over 4,800 games.
        1st six figure salary for an umpire.

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Gene William Mauch 
        MANAGER 1960 - 1987
   
     (Philadelphia NL, Montreal NL, 
        Minnesota AL, California AL)
        Managed 26 years, won 1,902 games; 
       but, never reached the World Series.  
       Best known for 1964 Phillies which lost
       a 5 1/2 game lead with 11 games to play.

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Harry Carabina (aka Harry Caray)
        ANNOUNCER
        Worked for over 50 years - with the 
       Cardinals for 25 years & later the A's, 
        White Sox & Cubs.  Trademark was singing 
        "Take Me Out To he Ballgame" to home fans.

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Ronald M. Luciano 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1968 - 1980
        Showman of an umpire who turned 
       best-selling author after retirement. 
        Committed suicide at age 57.
        
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