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Harry M. Stevens

Harry M. Stevens (Executive.  Born, London, England, June 14, 1855; died, New York, NY, May 3, 1934.)  Harry Mosley Stevens may be one of the few sports figures to have invented a business.  Stevens’ efforts created the modern sports concessioning business, although he always referred to himself as a “publisher and caterer.”  Stevens came with his […]

Sy Berger

Sy Berger (Cards.  Born, New York, NY, July 12, 1923.)  Known as the father of the modern baseball card, Seymour Perry Berger was actually much more than that.  Berger did not invent the baseball card (cards were known in the 19th century), but in his hands it was transformed into a modern sports phenomenon.  After […]

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