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Boris Becker

Boris Becker (Tennis.  Born, Nov. 22, 1967, Leimen, West Germany.)  A wunderkind who astonished the tennis world as a 17-year-old by winning Wimbledon, Boris Becker was a crowd-pleasing, gregarious, athletic serve-and-volleyer who won the U.S. Open at Flushing Meadow in 1989, defeating Ivan Lendl in the final.  Becker’s only U.S. championship came after he had […]

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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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