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Harry Newman

Harry Newman (Pro football.  Born, Detroit, MI, Sept. 5, 1909; died, Las Vegas, NV, May 2, 2000.)  As a triple-threat tailback from the University of Michigan, Harry L. Newman signed a contract with the Football Giants that gave him a percentage of the gate.  Newman justified the deal by leading the N.F.L. in passing in […]

Jim Crusinberry

Jim Crusinberry (Sports editor.  Born, Cascade, IA, Dec. 11, 1879; died, Chicago, IL, July 1, 1960.)  On loan from the Chicago Tribune, James Crusinberry became the first full-time sports editor of the Daily News in early 1921.  The News was then barely 18 months old and had virtually no image among the sports-minded readers in […]

Red Badgro

Red Badgro (Pro football.  Born, Orillia, WA, Dec. 1, 1902; died, Orillia, WA, July 13, 1998.)  A six-foot, 190-pound end from Southern California, Morris Badgro is the only man to play pro football for Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers teams.  Badgro joined the Football Yankees in 1927 and played for the Giants for six seasons […]

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