John “Jocko” Milligan

John Milligan was born in Philadelphia in 1861 where his family resided on Lombard Street. Shortly after his birth, John’s mother passed away and a brief 8 years later, his…

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Thomas Fitzgerald

Thomas Fitzgerald was born in New York City to an Irish Catholic couple, Garret and Catharine. He claimed he was born near the site of the old Harper’s Publishing Building,…

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William Fitter Greenwood

William F. (Bill) Greenwood playing baseball

Professional baseball player Bill Greenwood was born in Philadelphia in 1857. At age 25, he made his big league debut with the Philadelphia Athletics. The 1882 season was the first…

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