Gang Member in the Cherubs
Wrote the tribute for Tim Russert
's endorsement in Time magazine's "100 Most Influential People in the World" (Artists & Entertainers section / Issue May 12, 2008).
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Gov. Mario Cuomo | Governor of New York | Mario M. Cuomo governor
5' 10½" (1.79 m)
Matilda Nancy Raffa
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[from his speech nominating Bill Clinton for the Presidency, New York City, July 15, 1992] I want to clap my hands and throw my fists in the air, cheering neighborhoods where children can be children, where they can grow up and get a chance to go to college and one day own their own home. I want to sing proud songs, happy songs, arm in arm with workers who have a real stake in their company's ...
Was signed to the Major League Baseball Pittsburgh Pirates in 1952, using his signing bonus to pay for his wife Matilda's diamond engagement ring. He never actually made it to the "big leagues," having been injured (stuck by a pitch in the back of his head) while in the Pirate's minor league system.