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Harry M. Stevens

Harry M. Stevens (Executive.  Born, London, England, June 14, 1855; died, New York, NY, May 3, 1934.)  Harry Mosley Stevens may be one of the few sports figures to have invented a business.  Stevens’ efforts created the modern sports concessioning business, although he always referred to himself as a “publisher and caterer.”  Stevens came with his […]

Tad Dorgan

Tad Dorgan  (Cartoonist.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 28, 1877; died, Great Neck, NY, May 2, 1929.)  Thomas Aloysius Dorgan was known universally as “TAD” for his signature on his sports cartoons. But more than a cartoonist, Dorgan was a sportswriter of some note and a phrasemaker who contributed much of the language and slang […]

Bob Cooke

Bob Cooke (Sports editor.  Born, Paterson, NJ, Feb. 24, 1912; died, Riverhead, NY, May 7, 1987.)  A hockey player at Yale, Robert B. Cooke became a baseball writer in 1938, covering mainly the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Herald Tribune, a beat to which he returned after Army service during World War II.  In 1948, Helen […]

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