New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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John Witkowski

John Witkowski (College football.  Born, Flushing, Queens, June 18, 1962.)  As ringmaster of an aerial circus at Columbia for three years (1981-83), John Joseph Witkowski passed for 7,849 yards with 613 completions and 56 touchdowns in 30 games.  With a 1-9 team in 1982, Witkowski was chosen Ivy League Player of the Year.  Despite his […]

Harry Wismer

Harry Wismer (Sportscaster and club owner.  Born, Port Huron, MI, June 30, 1913; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1967.)  From his start at WJR in Detroit in 1935, Harry Wismer was one of America’s leading sportscasters.  In 1941, Wismer became the sports director and lead announcer for NBC’s second radio network (“Blue”), which shortly […]

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