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Thursday, May 02, 2019

‘Jeopardy!’ champ eyeing MLB GM position?

As a kid growing up outside of Chicago, James Holzhauer came home from school, turned on the TV and indulged in his two great loves: Cubs baseball games and “Jeopardy!” episodes, both of which aired in the afternoon.

“My dad would come home from work and turn the TV off,” Holzhauer said, smiling at the memory. “But I had already had my fun.”

Most kids are asked at least once in their childhood that standard question: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Holzhauer had two items on his list: be a contestant on “Jeopardy!” and work in a Major League Baseball front office.

Needless to say, one-half of that to-do list has been checked off. Could the second be lurking around the corner?

On the one hand, one would like to think that MLB would want to keep a professional gambler as far away as possible- under Manfred, on the other hand….

 

QLE Posted: May 02, 2019 at 06:07 AM | 112 comment(s)
  Beats: general manager, james holzhauer, jeopardy

Friday, April 19, 2019

Harding ‘Pete’ Peterson: General manager of the Pittsburgh Pirates during its World Series triumph, ‘a brilliant baseball mind,’ started as Rutgers catcher

Baseball lost one of their biggest icons in a trade with God on April 16, 2019 when Harding “Pete” Peterson passed away peacefully at the age of 89.

Pete will be remembered as a brilliant baseball mind, who as general manager, coordinated the World Series winning 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates. At earlier positions with the Pirates, he also was part of the championship teams of 1960 and 1971. Pete entered his baseball career as a catcher for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights when they headed to the college World Series in 1950. He was later drafted by the Pittsburgh Pirates and went on to become general manager for the organization. He also had the privilege of being general manager for the NY Yankees.

Pete was born in Perth Amboy, N.J., on Oct. 17, 1929. He graduated from Rutgers University and later was inducted into the Rutgers Hall of Fame in recognition of his contributions to baseball. After retirement, Pete moved to Palm Harbor, Fla., where he enjoyed the warm weather, golfing and the daily camaraderie of friends and neighbors.

RIP.

QLE Posted: April 19, 2019 at 09:45 PM | 14 comment(s)
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