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Bert Rosenthal

Bert Rosenthal (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, June 10, 1936.)  Following his graduation from City College, Bert Rosenthal joined The Associated Press’ New York sports desk as a baseball statistician under Ben Olan in 1957.  Rosenthal was later to become one of the country’s leading track and field writers.  He moved to the A.P. Bureau […]

Sam Rosen

Sam Rosen (Sportscaster.  Born, Ulm, West Germany, Aug. 12, 1947.)  Moving to Brooklyn at age 2, Samuel Rosen became a good enough baseball player to captain City College as a senior in 1968, but most New York sports fans firmly identify him with hockey.  After radio jobs in Bridgeport, Conn., at WNAB (1970) and WICC […]

Chief Miller

Chief Miller (Lacrosse. Born, Cherokee, NC, July 15, 1895; died, New York, August 1961.) As long-time coach of the City College varsity, Leon A. (Chief) Miller, was one of the few highly-visible exponents of lacrosse in New York City. In the days when the Beavers played at the old Lewisohn Stadium, Miller infused local kids […]

Dave Polansky

Dave Polansky (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 16, 1919; died, New York, NY, June 16, 2003.)  As an assistant, David Polansky replaced the legendary Nat Holman three times as City College head basketball coach, but eventually established his own career.  Polansky first took over in 1952 when Holman was suspended after the 1951 betting […]

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