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Devereaux Milburn

Devereaux Milburn (Polo. Born, Buffalo, NY, Sept. 18, 1881; died, Westbury, NY, Aug. 15, 1942.) It is not often that a player can revolutionize an old sport but Devereaux Milburn was able to accomplish just that in polo and, in the process, led United States teams to their greatest international triumphs in the period both […]

Tommy Hitchcock

Tommy Hitchcock (Polo.  Born, Aiken, SC, Feb. 11, 1900; died, France, Apr. 19, 1944.)  During the so-called “Golden Age of American Sports” in the 1920s, Tommy Hitchcock was a name ranked amongst the immortals of his time along with Jack Dempsey, Bill Tilden, and Babe Ruth.  Indeed, he was generally known as “the Babe Ruth […]

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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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