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Jim Turnesa

Jim Turnesa (Golf.  Born, Elmsford, NY, Dec. 9, 1912; died, Elmsford, NY, Aug. 27, 1971.)  Second-youngest of the seven golfing Turnesa brothers, James turned pro in 1931, was runner-up in the 1942 P.G.A. championship, and won the P.G.A. in 1952.  He lost the 1942 P.G.A. final, 2 and 1, to Sam Snead.  Turnesa won in […]

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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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