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UPI Almanac for Monday, Oct. 28, 2013.
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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012.
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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 28, 2011.
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Seattle's Niehaus wins Frick Award

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Niehaus, who has broadcast Seattle Mariners games since the team began play in 1977, has been selected to receive the Ford C. Frick Award.

'Goose' Gossage elected to Hall of Fame

NEW YORK, Jan. 8 (UPI) -- Rich "Goose" Gossage, an imposing figure during more than 22 years as a major league relief pitcher, has been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Kuhn named by veterans to Hall of Fame

NASHVILLE, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Former commissioner Bowie Kuhn was among five men elected Monday to the Baseball Hall of Fame by the Veterans Committee.

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UPI Almanac for Sunday, Oct. 28, 2007.
By United Press International

Former baseball commissioner dies at 80

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla., March 15 (UPI) -- Former major league baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn died at 80 in Florida Thursday following a short illness.

The Almanac

UPI almanac for Saturday, Oct. 28, 2006.
By United Press International

The Almanac

Today is Friday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2005 with 64 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Oct. 28, the 302nd day of 2004 with 64 to follow.
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The Almanac

Today is Tuesday, Oct. 28, the 301st day of 2003 with 64 to follow.
By United Press International

Injury-plagued Karpotsev out again

A roundup of top sports stories.

Baseball group adds no new members

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 26 (UPI) -- No one made it into the National Baseball Hall of Fame Wednesday in balloting by the revamped Veterans Committee.

Hall of Fame announcement due Wednesday

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Marvin Miller and Joe Torre could be the first beneficiaries of the revamped voting procedures employed by the Baseball Hall of Fame's Veterans Committee.
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Bowie Kuhn
Major League Baseball Commissioner H. Bud Selig gives Luisa Kuhn, widow of former MLB Commissioner Bowie Kuhn, a hug during induction ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York on July 27, 2008. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)
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Bowie Kent Kuhn (October 28, 1926 – March 15, 2007) was an American lawyer and sports administrator who served as the 5th commissioner of Major League Baseball from February 4, 1969 to September 30, 1984. He served as legal counsel for Major League Baseball owners for almost 20 years prior to his election as commissioner. His first and last names were pronounced BOO-ee COON.

Kuhn was born in Takoma Park, Maryland, grew up in Washington, D.C. and graduated from Theodore Roosevelt High School. He then attended Franklin and Marshall College in the V-12 Navy College Training Program before going to Princeton University in 1945. He graduated from Princeton with honors in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics. He then received his law degree in 1950 from the University of Virginia where he served on the editorial board of the law review.

Following his graduation from law school, Kuhn became a member of the New York City law firm Willkie Farr & Gallagher because the firm represented the National League. While working in baseball's legal affairs, Kuhn served as a counselor for the NL in a lawsuit brought against it by the City of Milwaukee when the Milwaukee Braves moved to Atlanta following the 1965 season.

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