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Famous Friday – Sal Maglie

SAL MAGLIE IN PG DUGOUTName: Sal “The Barber” Maglie
Birth Date: April 26, 1917
Place of Birth: Niagara Falls, NY
Claim to Fame: Pitcher for the New York Giants, Cleveland Indians, Brooklyn Dodgers, New York Yankees, and St. Louis Cardinals from 1945 to 1958.

He was nicknamed ‘The Barber’ because when he pitched inside to batters he gave them a close shave. He had a very successful baseball career finishing second for the Cy Young Award, and was also second in MVP balloting.

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