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Joseph T. McGuff
- School Marquette University
 Biographical Information
After attending Marquette University and an Army discharge, Joe McGuff began a Hall of Fame career at the Tulsa World. In 1948, he joined the Kansas City Star, the paper where he would work for the next 44 years.
In 1967, the A's left for Oakland, CA. McGuff used his column, and contacts around the American League, to procure a club in the Expansion of 1969. McGuff was considered by many the driving force to get the Royals for Kansas City.
In 1999, McGuff was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig's Disease. The illness would take his life in 2006.