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Ross Wynkoop

Ross Wynkoop (Sports editor.  Born, Midland Park, NJ, Feb. 27, 1898; died, New York, NY, Apr. 25, 1958.)  Rossman H. Wynkoop was the first sports editor of the Bergen Evening Record of Hackensack, N.J., the paper now known as The Record.  After a year as a sportswriter and photographer at the Asbury Park (N.J.) Evening […]

Tippy Larkin

Tippy Larkin (Boxing. Born, Garfield, NJ, Nov. 11, 1917; died, Passaic, NJ, Dec. 10, 1991.) Born Anthony Pilleteri, Tippy Larkin was an active and popular welterweight who fought 153 pro bouts in 17 years (1935-52). Larkin fought 33 times in various clubs and arenas in Newark, N.J., and throughout New Jersey dozens of other times […]

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