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Mike Milbury

Mike Milbury (Baseball. Born, Brighton, MA, June 17, 1952.) Over a decade of the team’s history (1995-2005), Mike Milbury was virtually the one island of stability in the turmoil that often enveloped the Islanders. At that, Milbury had several shifts of his own after being hired July 5, 1995, as the sixth coach in club […]

Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier (Boxing.  Born, Beaufort, SC, Jan. 12, 1944; died, Philadelphia, PA, Nov. 7, 2011.)  A central figure in one of the most celebrated New York sports events ever, Smokin’ Joe Frazier was undisputed world heavyweight champion (1971-73).  Frazier won his first 19 fights (17 by knockout) before taking the New York version of the […]

Rick Barry

Rick Barry (Pro basketball.  Born, Elizabeth, NJ, Mar. 28, 1944.)  In Aug. 1970, the New York Nets acquired their first superstar from the Virginia Squires, Richard Francis Dennis Barry.  Barry lived up to his advance billing, finishing second in the league in scoring both of his seasons with the Nets and leading the team to […]

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