|Pitcher / Manager|
|Born: July 16, 1886|
|Died: February 13, 1949 (aged 62)|
Robert Edward "Judy" Gans (July 16, 1886 - February 13, 1949) was a Negro Leagues pitcher and manager for several years before the founding of the first Negro National League, and in its first few seasons.
Gans served in the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I; he was mustered out of service as a Sergeant of Company M, 803 U. S. Pioneer Infantry on May 19, 1919 with an Honorable Discharge.
In his later years, Gans lived and worked in the city of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where he died in 1949 at the age of 62, leaving behind a wife, Elvera C. (Gardner) Gans, whom he married in 1937.
He is buried at the Beverly National Cemetery in Beverly, New Jersey.
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