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Harry Frazee

Harry Frazee (Baseball.  Born, Peoria, IL, June 29, 1880; died, New York, NY, June 3, 1929.)  Harry H. Frazee is one of the best-known unknown characters of sports history, and also the subject of a base canard of misconstrued facts.  A noted Broadway producer who generated a half-dozen hit shows, Frazee also owned the Boston […]

Bill Brady

Billy Brady (Boxing, bike racing.  Born, San Francisco, CA, June 19, 1863; died, New York, NY, Jan. 6, 1950.)  A successful Broadway producer and sports promoter, Billy Brady was also a theatre operator and the only man to manage two heavyweight champions.  Brady promoted bike racing champion Major Taylor and managed both James J. Corbett and […]

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