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Del Webb

Del Webb (Baseball.  Born, Fresno, CA, May 17, 1899; died, Rochester, MN, July 4, 1974.)  A major construction magnate and a former minor league pitcher, Del E. Webb was an ownership partner of the Yankees for two decades.  Along with Dan Topping (q.v.) and Larry MacPhail (q.v.), Webb bought the Yankees Jan. 26, 1945, for […]

Ted Husing

Ted Husing (Sportscaster.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Nov. 27, 1901; died, Pasadena, CA, Aug. 10, 1962.)  After becoming an announcer at NBC’s WJZ in 1924, Edward Britt Husing became an unofficial understudy to sportscaster Graham McNamee.  In 1927, Husing moved to the new Columbia Broadcasting System as director of sports and chief sportscaster.  CBS quickly […]

Bud Collins

Bud Collins (Tennis.  Born, Lima, OH, June 17, 1929.)  Best known to New York sports fans for his tennis commentary on PBS, CBS, and NBC, Arthur W. Collins, Jr., was also a player and coach before becoming a celebrity.  Collins played collegiately at Baldwin-Wallace (1949-51), coached Brandeis (1959-63), and was the 1961 U.S. indoor national […]

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