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Dan Topping

Dan Topping (Baseball, pro football.  Born, Grennwich, CT, June 11, 1912; died, Miami, FL, May 18, 1974.)  Grandson of a former president of Republic Steel on his father’s side and a tin millionaire on his mother’s, Daniel Reid Topping was an above-average amateur golfer, owner of two pro football teams, and an owner of the […]

Bob Sheppard

Bob Sheppard (Public address.  Born, Richmond Hill, Queens, Oct. 20, 1910; died, Baldwin, NY, July 11, 2010.)  Robert Leo Sheppard possessed one of the most memorable voices in the history of New York sports and a style of enunciation that has never been equalled.  Although almost everyone associates him with New York Yankees baseball games, where […]

Ray Lynch

Ray Lynch (College football. Born, South Hadley Falls, MA, Jan. 29, 1894; died, Queens Village, NY, Apr. 11, 1965.) When St. John’s began its first varsity football program in 1923, Raymond Francis Lynch was hired from St. John’s Prep to run it. For nine seasons (1923-31), Lynch coached the Redmen and served as athletic director […]

Jim Hall

Jim Hall (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, May 30, 1933.)  Perhaps the most-heard but least known public address announcer in New York sports, James Joseph Hall began filling in for the legendary Bob Sheppard in 1963.  The pair became acquainted as student and teacher when Hall went from St. John’s Prep to St. John’s, where […]

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