Greasy Neale

Greasy Neale

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Alfred Earle "Greasy" Neale (November 5, 1891 - November 2, 1973) was an American football coach who was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969. He was the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles from 1941-1950, and was an outfielder in Major League Baseball from 1916-1924. Neale was born in Parkersburg, West Virginia. Although writers would eventually assume that Neale got his nickname, "Greasy," from his elusiveness on the football field, it actually arose during his youth, from a name-calling joust with a friend. Before he became a head coach in the National Football League, Neale spent all but 22 games of his baseball career with the Cincinnati Reds. He had a career batting average of .259 and finished in the top 10 in stolen bases in the National League 4 times. He was the Reds' leading hitter during the infamous 1919 Black Sox World Series and had the record for most steals at home plate.
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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 213g
  • United States
  • English
  • 6134906417
  • 9786134906418