Casimir James Konstanty, nicknamed “Jim”, was born March 2, 1917, Strykersville, New York. An all-around athlete from Syracuse University, Konstanty had brief trials with the Reds and Braves before finally developing a palmball and sticking with the Phillies in 1949, at age thiry-two.
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Richard Atley Donald, nicknamed “Swampy”, was born August 19, 1910 in Morton, Mississippi. Donald was the Yankees’ number-four or -five starter for most of his career. He was blessed with the support of New York’s tremendous offense and sparkling defense, but was also a good pitcher in his own right.