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Encyclopedia > William Shea
William A. Shea

Shea in a 1959 photo.
Born: June 21, 1907
New York City, New York
Died: October 2, 1991
New York City, New York
Occupation: Lawyer; founder of Continental League

William Alfred "Bill" Shea (June 21, 1907October 2, 1991) was a lawyer who is best known for his part in the return of National League professional baseball to New York City after the departure of the Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants after the 1957 season, and for the stadium that bears his name. He was also hired by Nassau County to persuade the NHL to grant a team to the then new Nassau Coliseum, resulting in the New York Islanders, who began play in 1972. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 445 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2064 × 2777 pixel, file size: 453 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) (Note: high resolution version from http://memory. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... NY redirects here. ... The Continental League was a proposed third major league for baseball. ... is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Monday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... October 2 is the 275th day of the year (276th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... The Brooklyn Dodgers were a Major League Baseball team that played from 1890-1957. ... City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... Nassau County is the name of two counties in the United States of America: Nassau County, New York Nassau County, Florida Category: ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... Nassau Coliseum, officially known as Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (though colloquially referred to simply as The Coliseum), is a multi-purpose indoor arena in Uniondale, New York, half an hour from New York City. ... The New York Islanders are a professional ice hockey team based in Uniondale, New York, a hamlet located on Long Island. ...


Shea, a lawyer who graduated from Georgetown University and Harvard University Law schools finished under graduate work while at New York University and a member of the fraternity Zeta Psi, was a one time owner of the Boston Yanks of the NFL. In 1957, New York mayor Robert Wagner asked him to chair a committee to return the National League to New York. Shea first tried to bring an existing franchise to New York, but the Cincinnati Reds, Philadelphia Phillies, and Pittsburgh Pirates all refused his overtures. When requests for expansion were declined, Shea, along with Branch Rickey, announced the formation of the Continental League in 1959. The Continental League would have been a third major league and would have begun play in 1961. Georgetown University, incorporated as the The President and Directors of the College of Georgetown, is a private university in the United States, located in Georgetown, a historic neighborhood of Washington, D.C. With roots extending back to March 25, 1634 and founded in its current form on January 23, 1789... Harvard University (incorporated as The President and Fellows of Harvard College) is a private university in Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA and a member of the Ivy League. ... New York University (NYU) is a private, nonsectarian, coeducational institution in New York City. ... The Boston Yanks started play in the National Football League in 1944. ... Year 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays the 1957 Gregorian calendar). ... Mayor Wagner greets the Little Rock Nine (1958) Robert Ferdinand Wagner, Jr. ... The National League of Professional Baseball Clubs, or simply the National League, is the older of two leagues constituting Major League Baseball in the United States and Canada and the worlds oldest extant professional team sports league. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Ballpark Great American Ball Park (2003–present) Riverfront... Major league affiliations National League (1883–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 14, 20, 32, 36, 42 Name Philadelphia Phillies (1883–present) Philadelphia Quakers (1882) (Commonly referred to as Blue Jays 1943-1945 despite formal name remaining Phillies) Ballpark Citizens Bank Park (2004–present) Veterans Stadium... Major league affiliations National League (1887–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 4, 8, 9, 20, 21, 33, 40, 42 Name Pittsburgh Pirates (1891–present) Pittsburgh Innocents (1890) Pittsburg Alleghenies (1882–1889) (Also referred to as Infants in 1890) Ballpark PNC Park (2001–present) Three Rivers... 1914 E145 Crackerjack Branch Rickey; as a member of the St. ... The Continental League was a proposed third major league for baseball. ...


The threat of a third major league forced Major League Baseball to discuss expansion. Two teams would be added to the American League in 1961 (the Los Angeles Angels and replacement Washington Senators), and two more to the National League in 1962 (the New York Mets and Houston Colt .45s). With New York virtually assured of one of the new teams, Shea abandoned the idea of the Continental League. The Mets played their first game on April 11, 1962. In 1964, the Mets played their first game in their new stadium in Flushing, Queens; named Shea Stadium after its patriarch. American League The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... The term Los Angeles Angels refers to two professional baseball teams: 1. ... Major league affiliations American League (1961–present) West Division (1972–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 26, 34, 42 Name Texas Rangers (1972–present) Washington Senators (1961-1971) Ballpark Rangers Ballpark in Arlington (1994–present) a. ... Major league affiliations National League (1962–present) East Division (1969–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 14, 37, 41, 42 Name New York Mets (1962–present) Ballpark Shea Stadium (1964–present) Polo Grounds (1962–1963) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1969 â€¢ 1986 NL Pennants (4) 1969 â€¢ 1973 â€¢ 1986 â€¢ 2000... The Houston Astros are a Major League Baseball team based in Houston, Texas. ... is the 101st day of the year (102nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1962 (MCMLXII) was a common year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1962 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... A few landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... William A. Shea Municipal Stadium, usually shortened to Shea Stadium, is an American baseball stadium in Flushing, New York. ...


ALso named for him indirectly is Chipper Jones second son who named his son Shea becuase of the sucess he has had at the Mets Stadium. Larry Wayne Chipper Jones, Jr. ...


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Persondata
NAME Shea, William Alfred
ALTERNATIVE NAMES Shea, Bill
SHORT DESCRIPTION American lawyer; founder of Continental League
DATE OF BIRTH June 21, 1907
PLACE OF BIRTH New York City, New York, United States
DATE OF DEATH October 2, 1991
PLACE OF DEATH New York City, New York, United States

 
 

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