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Bunk MacBeth

Bunk MacBeth (Sportswriter. Born, Ingersoll, Ont., Aug. 19, 1884; died, Saratoga Springs, NY, Aug. 5, 1937.) Very few sportswriters can claim to have helped bring a major sport to a major city, but William J. MacBeth is one about whom that can be said. Bill MacBeth was largely responsible for bringing the N.H.L. to New […]

Tommy Gorman

Tommy Gorman (Hockey.  Born, Ottawa, Ont., June 9, 1886; died, Ottawa, Ont., May 15, 1961.)  Among the most influential figures in bringing the N.H.L. to the United States, Thomas Patrick Gorman was also the business manager of seven teams that won the Stanley Cup.  Gorman was deputized by N.H.L. president Frank Calder to expand the N.H.L. […]

Bill Dwyer

Bill Dwyer (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 23, 1883; died, Belle Harbor, NY, Dec. 10, 1946.)  Best known during the early years of Prohibition as the “King of the Bootleggers,” William V. Dwyer became a major force in New York sports.  In 1925, Dwyer bought the distressed Hamilton (Ont.) Tigers for $75,000 and turned them […]

Red Dutton

Red Dutton (Hockey.  Born, Russell, Man., July 23, 1898; died, Calgary, Alta., Mar. 15, 1987.)  It took a long playing career in six leagues before defenseman Mervyn Alexander Dutton got to New York.  Dutton was traded by the Montreal Maroons to the Americans with left wing Hap Emms and two others for $35,000 May 14, […]

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