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NetShrine's CONTRIBUTORS
from the Integration Era

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

Casey Stengel

Leo Durocher Al Lopez
Ford Frick Branch Rickey Jocko Conlan
Al Barlick Bill Veeck Nestor Chylak
Tom Greenwade Hugh Alexander Allan Roth
Frank Lane Mel Allen Walter O'Malley

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Charles Dillon
"Casey" Stengel
"The Old Perfessor" 

        MANAGER 1934 - 1965
        (Brooklyn NL, Boston NL, New York AL,
        New York NL)
        One of the game's most colorful men.
       Played 14 years.  No one has won more
       World Series Championships.  Won 5
       Series in a row ('49-'53).
        
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Leo Ernest Durocher "The Lip" 
        MANAGER 1939 - 1973
        (Brooklyn NL, New York Giants NL,
        Chicago NL, Houston NL)
        One of 7 to win 2,000 games.   Won 3
       pennants.  Very controversial.  Mouth
       got him in trouble.  Played 17 years.
        
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Alfonso Ramon Lopez "Senor" 
        MANAGER 1951 - 1969
        (Cleveland AL, Chicago AL)
        Good defensive catcher who played
       19 years.  Once held record for games
       caught.  Went 1,410-1,004 as manager
       with twelve 1st or 2nd place finishes.
        
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Ford C. Frick 
        BASEBALL COMMISSIONER
        1951 - 1965
        Former sportswriter and NL League
       President ('34 - '51).  Presided over
       expansion of Major Leagues.
       
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Wesley Branch Rickey
"The Mahatma" 

        EXECUTIVE
        Player, Manager, G.M. & Team
       President.  Spent nearly 60 years in
       baseball.  Responsible for the
       integration of baseball in 1947.
       Founder of the "farm system."
       Great innovator.  Respected.
        
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John Bertrand "Jocko" Conlan 
        NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1941 - 1964
        Former player turned umpire.   Known
       for a polka-dot tie and sharp tongue.
        
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Albert Barlick 
        NATIONAL LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1940 - 1971
        Debuted at age 25 - subbing for Bill
       Klem.  Worked Jackie Robinson's
       1st game.  Umpired 7 All-Star games
       & 7 World Series.
        
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William Veeck Jr. 
        OWNER
        (Cleveland AL, St. Louis AL, Chicago AL)
        Creative promoter and showman.  
        Integrated the AL.  Upset other
        owners with attention seeking stunts.  
        
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Nestor Chylak Jr. 
        AMERICAN LEAGUE UMPIRE
        1954 - 1978
        Respected for tact and sense of humor.
       Also served as Assistant Supervisor of
       AL Umps from '79 to his death in '82.
        
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Tom Greenwade 
        SCOUT
        Famous for signing Mickey Mantle.  
       Also helped Dodgers obtain Jackie
        Robinson & Roy Campanella.
        
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Hugh Alexander 
        SCOUT
        Scout for over 60 years - both pro &
        amateur.  Signed 60+ eventual big
        leaguers.  Considered by some to be
        the #1 Scout of all-time.
        
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Allan Roth 
        STATISTICIAN
        Acknowledged by many as baseball's
       first statistician.  Hired by the Dodgers
       in 1947, he later went to work for
        NBC and ABC baseball broadcasts.
        
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Frank "Trader" Lane 
        EXECUTIVE
        G.M. famous for building the White Sox
       teams of the late 1950's and for trading 
       Rocky Colavito to Detroit from the Indians.

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Melvin Allen 
        ANNOUNCER
        One of the most recognized voices in baseball.
       Signature phrase was "How 'bout that?"  Did 
       various assignments for a half century.  
       Best known as a Yankee announcer.

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Walter P. O'Malley 
        OWNER
        Long time owner of the Dodgers.  Moved the
      team from Brooklyn to L.A.  Considered one of
      the most powerful and influential owners of his time.

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