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

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Daniel O’Leary

Daniel O’Leary (Pedestrian.  Born, Carrigroe, County Cork, Ireland, June 28, 1842; died, Los Angeles, CA, May 29, 1933.)  A sport that reached its popular apogee in the years following the Civil War, walking, or pedestrianism, saw Daniel O’Leary become the world champion.  O’Leary twice beat Edward Payson Weston in challenge matches and then won the Astley […]

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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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