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Frank Hammond

Frank Hammond (Tennis.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 16, 1929; died, Staten Island, NY, Nov. 23, 1995.)  Considered the first full-time tennis chair umpire during the 1980s, Frank M. Hammond had his most famous moment in 1979 when he was removed from the chair during a U.S. Open match.  On Aug. 30, third-seeded (and eventual […]

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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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