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Johnny Stevens

Johnny Stevens (Baseball, college basketball.  Born, Duquesne, PA, May 12, 1913; died, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 9, 1981.)  An American League baseball umpire (1948-69), John William Stevens was probably better known to New York area fans as a major college basketball official who often paired with the legendary John Nucatola (the two worked the 1957 N.I.T. final […]

John Nucatola

John Nucatola (Basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 17, 1907; died, Scotch Plains, NJ, May 8, 2000.)  When seasons were shorter than they were to become, John Nucatola averaged over 100 games per season as a college (1934-59) and professional (1946-54) basketball referee.  For many years, Nucatola also worked high school games in the New […]

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