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Bill Summers

Bill Summers (Baseball.  Born, Harrison, NJ, Nov. 10, 1887; died, Upton, MA, Sept. 12, 1966.)  Reputedly an above-average boxer in his youth, his reputation undoubtedly helped William Reed Summers keep things in check during his 27-season career (1933-59) as an A.L. umpire.  Summers worked 10 years in the Eastern League before moving to the I.L.  He […]

Hank Soar

Hank Soar (Pro football, baseball.  Born, Alton, RI, Aug. 17, 1914; died, Pawtucket, RI, Dec. 24, 2001.)  Many athletes in the post-World War II era were involved in more than one sport, but Henry Albert Soar was something of an extreme case.  Soar not only played in the Football Giants backfield for nine seasons but also […]

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