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George Hepbron

George Hepbron (Basketball.  Born, Still Pond, MD, Aug. 27, 1863; died, Newark, NJ, Apr. 30, 1946.)  Considered the first basketball referee in the New York area, George T. Hepbron made his major officiating debut in 1897.  That year, Hepbron refereed all the games in the national A.A.U. tournament at Bay Ridge, Brooklyn.  He continued as […]

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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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