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

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George Gregory

George Gregory (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 22, 1906; died, New York, NY, May 11, 1994.)  As a slender 6’4” from DeWitt Clinton H.S., George Gregory, Jr., came to Columbia as a natural center.  Gregory left after a three-year varsity career (1928-31) as the first black accorded all-America honors.  Described as “graceful” and […]

Cappy Cappon

Cappy Cappon (College basketball.  Born, Holland, MI, Oct. 17, 1900; died, Princeton, NJ, Nov. 29, 1961.)  A thick-set, bald man who was somewhat more than he appeared, Franklin W. Cappon more than anyone else set the patterns of Princeton basketball that have endured for decades.  Cappon coached five league championship teams at Princeton as the […]

Lou Bender

Lou Bender (College basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 8, 1910; died, Longboat Key, FL, Sept. 10, 2009.)  In his three varsity years at Columbia, Louis Bender played on teams that were 55-13 overall, 27-4 in the E.I.B.L., and winners of league titles in 1930 (9-1) and 1931 (10-0).  Bender led the league in scoring […]

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