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8 Persons in (baseball) team Brooklyn Robins:

Bill Doak

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Leopold Doak
Nickname(s):
Spittin' Bill
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
63
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aquarius - the Water-Carrier - people born January 21 through February 19
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Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Cardinals, Brooklyn Robins. Allowed to continue use of spitball after it was outlawed in 1921. Invented improved fielder's glove with lacing between the thumb and first finger.

Bill Wambsganss

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
William Adolph Wambsganss

Brief Facts:

Second base. Team Cleveland Indians. Game 5 of the World Series in 1920, against team Brooklyn Robins, he made an unassisted triple play.

Dazzy Vance

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Charles Arthur Vance
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69, 16 days before his 70th birthday
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1955. Iowa Sports Hall of Fame 1952.

Ernie Lombardi

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Ernesto Natali Lombardi
Nickname(s):
Schnozz
Lumbago
Bocci
The Cyrano of the Iron Mask
Lom
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
69
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Aries - the Ram - people born March 21 through April 20
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Brief Facts:

Catcher. Teams Oakland Oaks, Brooklyn Robins, Cincinnati Reds, Boston Braves, New York Giants. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1982. Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame 1958. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1986. National Italian American Sports Hall of Fame.

Jigger Statz

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Arnold John Statz

Brief Facts:

Team Chicago Cubs 1922-1925. Also team Brooklyn Robins (predecessor to Dodgers.)

Lefty O'Doul

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Francis Joseph O'Doul
Nickname(s):
Frank
Lefty
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
72
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Pisces - the Fish - people born February 20 through March 20
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Brief Facts:

Left-handed pitcher, outfielder. Teams San Francisco Seals, New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, New York Giants, Philadelphia Phillies, Brooklyn Robins. Now called the Dodgers. Record number of hits in a season, 1929. Instrumental in establishment of baseball in Japan, team Tokyo Giants. Restaurant owner in San Francisco. A non-alcoholic beer is named for him. Bay Area Sports Hall of Fame 1981. Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame 2002.

Rabbit Maranville

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Walter James Vincent Maranville
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
62
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Scorpio - the Scorpion - people born October 24 through November 22
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Brief Facts:

Height 5' 5". Shortstop. Teams Boston Braves, Pittsburgh Pirates, Chicago Cubs, Brooklyn Robins, St. Louis Cardinals. Known for his antics. Considered excellent at defensive play. Barbershop quartet tenor. National Baseball Hall of Fame 1954. Braves Hall of Fame 2014.

Sloppy Thurston

Gender:
Male
Real/Birth Name:
Hollis John Thurston
Birth Date:
Death Date:
Age at Death:
74
Traditional Zodiac Sign:
Gemini - the Twins - people born May 22 through June 21
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Brief Facts:

Pitcher. Teams St. Louis Browns, Chicago White Sox, Washington Senators, Brooklyn Robins, Brooklyn Dodgers. Named for his meticulous appearance.
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