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Chief Miller

Chief Miller (Lacrosse. Born, Cherokee, NC, July 15, 1895; died, New York, August 1961.) As long-time coach of the City College varsity, Leon A. (Chief) Miller, was one of the few highly-visible exponents of lacrosse in New York City. In the days when the Beavers played at the old Lewisohn Stadium, Miller infused local kids […]

Benny Friedman

Benny Friedman (Football.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Mar. 18, 1905; died, New York, NY, Nov. 23, 1982.)  An all-America quarterback at Michigan, Benjamin Friedman became a major name in New York football as both a player and coach.  Friedman played with short-lived N.F.L. teams in Cleveland (1927) and Detroit (1928) before joining the Giants for three […]

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