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Merle Hapes

Merle Hapes (Pro football.  Born, Garden Grove, CA, May 9, 1919; died, Biloxi, MS, July 18, 1994.)  Joining the Giants out of Mississippi in 1942, fullback Merle Hapes returned from military duty in 1946 to play 10 games, rushing for 161 yards as well as receiving and doing some punting.  When the Giants reached 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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