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Andrew Freedman

Andrew Freedman (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 1, 1860; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1915.)  There have been many colorful and controversial team owners in New York sports, but few as confrontational, combative, and thin-skinned as Andrew Freedman.  Freedman was a politically-connected Democrat with ties to Tammany Hall boss Richard Croker who prospered […]

August Belmont, II

August Belmont, II (Horse racing.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 18, 1853; died, New York, NY, Dec. 19, 1924.)  Although his father had a passing interest in the “Sport of Kings,” August Belmont II plunged into horse racing in a big way, though it wasn’t the only sport to attract his notice.  Belmont, perhaps best […]

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