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Jim Jeffries

Jim Jeffries (Boxing.  Born, Carroll, OH, May 15. 1875; died, Burbank, CA, Mar. 3, 1953.)  James J. Jeffries was the first heavyweight champion to win his title in New York and he held it for six years (1899-1905).  Jeffries knocked out champion Bob Fitzsimmons in the 11th round at Coney Island June 9, 1899.  He […]

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 […]

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