As an executive with the New York Yankees and Baltimore Orioles, MacPhail helped build World Series champions. He also served as president of the American League. At 95, he had been the oldest living member of the Hall. That distinction now goes to former Boston Red Sox second baseman Bobby Doerr.
Local prosecutors had earlier said they couldn't pursue charges related to alleged sexual abuse because the statute of limitations had passed. Federal authorities aren't saying why they have also declined to prosecute Bernie Fine. He has always said he's innocent.
His University of Texas teams won three national championships in the '60s. The coach was also famous for creating the Wishbone offense and for his "Royalisms." A fast running back, he would say, was "quicker than a hiccup."
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