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

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Emlen Tunnell

Emlen Tunnell (Pro football.  Born, Bryn Mawr, PA, Mar. 29, 1925; died, Pleasantville, NY, July 23, 1975.)  One of the premier defensive backs in the history of pro football, Emlen Lewis Tunnell came undrafted out of the University of Iowa in 1948.  He had to plead with the Giants for a tryout.  With the N.F.L. […]

Frank Messer

Frank Messer (Sportscaster. Born, Asheville, NC, Aug. 8, 1925; died, Deerfield Beach, FL, Nov. 13, 2001.) The professional who held together the Yankees radio and television broadcasts for 18 seasons (1968-85), Wallace Frank Messer began his broadcasting career in 1948. Messer became sports director of WSKY in Asheville, N.C., a position he held for six […]

Marty Domres

Marty Domres (College football.  Born, Ithaca, NY, Apr. 17, 1947.)  A quarterback who set 17 career, season, and game records at Columbia, Martin Francis Domres had a nine-year N.F.L. career that included a year with the Jets.  Domres passed for 4,492 yards and accounted for 5,345 yards of total offense in 27 games at Columbia […]

Ernie Accorsi

Ernie Accorsi (Football.  Born, Hershey, PA.)  A one-time sportswriter for the Baltimore Sun and Philadelphia Inquirer, Ernie Accorsi guided his career from reporting to public relations to administration to becoming general manager of the Football Giants.  Accorsi was p.r. director of the old Baltimore Colts from 1970-75, spent two years as assistant to the president of the N.F.C., and […]

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