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Charlie Barr

Charlie Barr (Sailing.  Born, Gourock, Scotland, July 11, 1864; died, Southhampton, England, Jan. 24, 1911.)  Perhaps the most successful of all America’s Cup skippers, Charles Barr is the first one to have handled three successful defenses of the international trophy.  His unexpected death at age 46 may have deprived him of even further triumphs.  Barr’s […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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