New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Walter Koppisch

Walter Koppisch (College football. Born, Pennington, NY, June 6, 1901; died, New York, NY, Nov. 5, 1953.) Ranked among the major names in New York sports in the 1920s, Walter Frederick Koppisch is the only three-time captain in Columbia football history. Koppisch first came to notice in 1921 as a freshman, scoring six touchdowns for […]

Jimmy Herbert

Jimmy Herbert (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, July 20, 1915; died, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 23, 1997.)  A middle-distance runner of note, James Bruineo Herbert ran for the Curb Exchange A.A. (1934-37), N.Y.U. (1938-42), and the Grand Street Boys (1943-47).  Herbert is believed to have won more races at Madison Square Garden than […]

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