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George Halas

(Baseball.  Born, Chicago, IL, Feb. 2, 1895; died, Chicago, IL, Oct. 31, 1983.)  Famed as “Papa Bear,” the founder and father figure of the N.F.L. Chicago Bears, George Stanley Halas was also a Yankees outfielder – briefly.  Halas appeared in 12 games for the Yankees in 1919, six of them in the outfield.  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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