New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Bill Webb

Bill Webb (Television sports.  Born, West Orange, NJ, Jan. 6, 1951.)  Winner of three national Emmys, three New York Emmys, and four Eclipse awards in horse racing, Bill Webb is perhaps the best director now active in television sports.  Webb’s career began with an 18-year stint at WOR-TV (now WWOR) that started in 1969.  In […]

Chet Forte

Chet Forte (College basketball and television.  Born, Hackensack, NJ, Aug. 7, 1935; died, San Diego, CA, May 18, 1996.)  One of the most celebrated sports directors of his time and a college basketball star despite standing only 5’9”, Folvio Chester Forte lived life to the fullest.  At Columbia, he became the first player ever to […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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