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Jack Kramer

Jack Kramer (Tennis. Born, Monticello, CA, Aug. 1, 1921; died, Bel Air, CA, Sept. 12, 2009.) Rated as the brightest star in men’s tennis in the years immediately following World War II, John Albert Kramer later became a successful promoter of the professional sport. Kramer might have had an even more dominant career as a […]

Pancho Gonzales

Pancho Gonzales (Tennis.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, May 9, 1928; died, Las Vegas, NV, July 3, 1995.)  Among the most tenacious of the great tennis champions, Richard Alonzo (Pancho) Gonzales was also one of the best.  He rose from relative obscurity to become a two-time U.S. national champion and then became the most dominant player […]

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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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