George “Snuffy” Stirnweiss was a war-time middle infielder with the New York Yankees who won an American League batting championship, and who later died a horrific death in a railroad accident, his train plunging into a river. He would have been 100 last fall, but he only lived to 39 and was adjusting to an anonymous, low-profile career in finance after glory days with the Yankees. He was a stumpy little guy at 5-foot-8, 175 pounds – a prototype middle infielder of his era. He did not have the athletic body of say, Giancarlo Stanton, to say the least. His…

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Marty Appel

Yankees historian Marty Appel is the author of 24 books including Thurman Munson: An Autobiography (with Munson), and Munson: The Life and Death of a Yankee Captain.

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