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Emil "Buzzie" Bavasi
Birth: Dec. 12, 1914
New York
New York County (Manhattan)
New York, USA
Death: May 1, 2008
La Jolla
San Diego County
California, USA

Professional Baseball Executive. For over four decades he was one of Major League Baseball's most enduring and innovative general managers. He began his career as publicity director for the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1939 and was promoted general manager in 1951. During his tenure as GM, the Dodgers in Brooklyn won eight National League pennants and won the World Series in 1955. He also helped African Americans players such as Jackie Robinson, Roy Campanella and Don Newcombe through the difficult integration period which went on to break the major league color barrier. After the Dodgers historical move the Los Angeles, Bavasi was selected major league executive of the year in 1959. In the West, the Dodgers won the World Series in 1959, 1963 and 1965. In 1969, he became the first president of the San Diego Padres, serving until 1977, when he was hired as GM for the California Angels in 1978. With the Angels he directed two teams to the playoffs before retiring in 1984. (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
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Record added: May 02, 2008
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Emil Buzzie Bavasi
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Emil Buzzie Bavasi
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