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Willie Ratner

Willie Ratner (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, June 3, 1895; died, Newark, NJ, Apr. 3, 1980.)  For longevity at a single newspaper, the career of Willie Ratner may be unique.  Ratner joined the Newark Evening News as a copy boy in 1912 and remained with the paper until it closed Aug. 31, 1972.  He became a […]

Pat Powers

Pat Powers (Executive.  Born, Trenton, NJ, June 27, 1860; died, Belmar, NJ, Aug. 27, 1925.)  For nearly three decades, Patrick Thomas Powers was a major figure in New York-area sports.  He was involved with the promotion of early six-day bike races at Madison Square Garden in the 1890s after a brief stint managing the Giants […]

Bill Brady

Billy Brady (Boxing, bike racing.  Born, San Francisco, CA, June 19, 1863; died, New York, NY, Jan. 6, 1950.)  A successful Broadway producer and sports promoter, Billy Brady was also a theatre operator and the only man to manage two heavyweight champions.  Brady promoted bike racing champion Major Taylor and managed both James J. Corbett and […]

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