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Geoff Petrie

Geoff Petrie (College basketball.  Born, Springfield, PA, Apr. 17, 1948.)  A 6’4” guard, Geoffrey H. Petrie was the best player inherited by Pete Carril when he succeeded Bill van Breda Kolff at Princeton in 1967.  In Petrie’s first varsity season (1967-68), the Tigers went 20-6 and tied for the Ivy League title.  He averaged 12.9 points per […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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