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Kevin Loughery

Kevin Loughery (Pro basketball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, March 28, 1940.) Playing two years at St. John’s (1960-62) as a transfer from Boston College, Kevin Loughery had an 11-year career (principally with the Baltimore Bullets) in the N.B.A. He averaged 15.3 points per game as a guard in 755 N.B.A. games but earned his greatest notice […]

Brian Leetch

Brian Leetch (Hockey. Born, Corpus Christi, TX, Mar. 3, 1968.) Inhabiting the rarified atmosphere as one of the premier defensemen in N.H.L. history, Brian Leetch was named the 23rd captain of the Rangers Oct. 3, 1997. He had already won the Norris Trophy as the league’s best backliner twice (1992, 1997) and was perenially on […]

Chuck Daly

Chuck Daly (Pro basketball.  Born, St. Mary’s, PA, July 20, 1930; died, Jupiter, FL, May 9, 2009.)  A successful college and pro coach, Charles Joseph Daly coached the Nets for two seasons and got them to the playoffs both years.  Daly coached Boston (1981-82) and Detroit (1983-92), winning back-to-back N.B.A. championships (1989, 1990) with the […]

Frank Cavanaugh

Frank Cavanaugh (College football.  Born, Worcester, MA, Nov. 13, 1876; died, Marshfield, MA, Aug. 29, 1933.)  A player at Dartmouth (1895-97) and a coach at five schools, Maj. Francis William Cavanaugh took over Fordham’s football team in 1927.  Cavanaugh, though with failing vision and health from World War I wounds, coached six years at Rose […]

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