John Francis Coffey was a professional baseball player. He was born Jan. 28, 1887 in New York City, and died Feb. 14, 1966 in Bronx, NY.
"Coffey spoke French, Spanish, Italian and German fluently and knew a little Latin and Greek. To practice each language, he traveled and lived in France, Germany, Spain, Mexico and South America. He was also known as "Mr. Birthday" for his reputation for remembering the birth dates of more than 3,000 people, both famous and unknown."
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