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Wendell Ladner

Wendell Ladner (Pro basketball. Born, Necaise Crossing, MS, Oct. 6, 1948; died, New York, NY, June 24, 1975.) A popular 6’5”, 220-pound forward who played with four A.B.A. teams, Wendell Ladner was killed in a plane crash in at Kennedy Airport while with the New York Nets. Ladner played for three A.B.A. teams before being traded, […]

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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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