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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker (Sportsman.  Born, New York, NY, June 19, 1881; died, New York, NY, Nov. 18, 1946.)  In a book by Gene Fowler and a subsequent film starring Bob Hope (both entitled Beau James), James John Walker was immortalized as a bon vivant and a trusting politician caught in the vortex of municipal scandals that […]

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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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