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Nat Holman

Nat Holman (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 19, 1896; died, The Bronx, NY, Feb. 12, 1995.)  After graduating from Savage in 1917, Nat Holman went on to become one of the most famous professional basketball players of his era and then one of the great college coaches.  The fact that his City College […]

Benny Friedman

Benny Friedman (Football.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Mar. 18, 1905; died, New York, NY, Nov. 23, 1982.)  An all-America quarterback at Michigan, Benjamin Friedman became a major name in New York football as both a player and coach.  Friedman played with short-lived N.F.L. teams in Cleveland (1927) and Detroit (1928) before joining the Giants for three […]

Norm Drucker

Norm Drucker (Pro basketball.  Born, Brooklyn, July 4, 1920.)  A player for Nat Holman at City College, Norman F. Drucker became much better known as a pro basketball referee.  Drucker served in the U.S. Army for three years during World War II and played professionally in the original A.B.L. with Trenton (N.J.) and Troy (N.Y.) for […]

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