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June 27, 1990 | BOB WOLF
They call him Lucky, and never in the history of baseball has a nickname been more appropriate. Jack Lohrke, who played for the minor league Padres and then spent seven seasons in the majors, insists today that the series of near misses he went through was no big deal. But the facts say otherwise. Consider this log of Lohrke's good fortune: In 1944, as a member of the 35th Infantry Division during World War II, Lohrke participated in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
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June 27, 1990 | BOB WOLF
They call him Lucky, and never in the history of baseball has a nickname been more appropriate. Jack Lohrke, who played for the minor league Padres and then spent seven seasons in the majors, insists today that the series of near misses he went through was no big deal. But the facts say otherwise. Consider this log of Lohrke's good fortune: In 1944, as a member of the 35th Infantry Division during World War II, Lohrke participated in the Normandy invasion and the Battle of the Bulge.
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NEWS
May 7, 2009
Lohrke obituary: The obituary of major league baseball infielder Jack "Lucky" Lohrke in Friday's Section A said he fought in the D-day invasion of Normandy as a member of the 35th Infantry Division. That division joined the Normandy campaign after D-day.
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July 4, 1993 | FRANK LYNCH, BALTIMORE SUN
Whatever happened to nicknames in baseball? They used to be as much a part of the game as home runs, strikeouts and stolen bases. That charming part of the game seems to have been lost on the current generation. Everyone has a theory as to why attendance has dropped and only a handful of major league teams are showing a profit. I'd like to add mine. It's the missing nicknames.
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May 25, 1992 | ALLAN MALAMUD
Only the Indy 500 has a more imposing disabled list than the National or American League. . . . What eventually saved the day was that the demolition derby turned into a drag race. . . . If some of the veterans who dropped out had driven with as much intelligence as rookie Lyn St. James, they also would have finished the race. . . . New description of the Dodgers--scrappy. . . .
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