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Jim Gordon

Jim Gordon (Sportscaster.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 15, 1927; died, Putnam Valley, NY, Feb. 16, 2003.)  For four decades, the voice of Jim Gordon was heard on New York radio and television sports.  Gordon first shared Knicks radio work with Marty Glickman in 1954-55.  He later worked three seasons with Les Keiter (1956-59).  Gordon had [...]

Bill Chadwick

Bill Chadwick (Hockey.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 10, 1915; died, Cutchogue, NY, Oct. 24, 2009.)  Known affectionately as “the Big Whistle” to generations of Rangers fans, William Chadwick holds many unique distinctions, chief among them being that he was the first American-born referee in the National Hockey League. In 15 seasons, he worked over [...]

Hal Bock

Hal Bock (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 11, 1939.)  A principal sports columnist for The Associated Press, Harold I. Bock is thought to have covered more World Series and Super Bowls than any other A.P. writer.  Bock began covering both events in 1968 and by 1980 began writing columns.  He became a columnist full-time [...]

Barry Beck

Barry Beck (Hockey.  Born, Vancouver, B.C., July 3, 1957.)  As the No. 2 pick overall in the 1977 N.H.L. entry draft, Barry David Beck was a heralded defense prospect.  Beck was acquired Nov. 2, 1979, by the Rangers (who had been to the Stanley Cup final in May) from Colorado for a package of five [...]

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