New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Bob Wolff

Bob Wolff (Sportscaster.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 29, 1920.)  Acknowledged as the longest-running sportscaster in television history, Robert A. Wolff has been on the New York sports scene since 1954.  Wolff began in Washington, D.C., in 1946 with the old DuMont Network.  He became the Knicks television voice in 1954, beginning an association with […]

Stanford White

Stanford White (Architect.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 9, 1853; died, New York, NY, June 25, 1906.)  More than an architect, Stanford White (and his firm McKim, Mead & White) functioned as leaders of style and taste in New York for more than two decades.  Madison Square Garden existed in a converted railroad depot at […]

Bill Steinkraus

Bill Steinkraus (Equestrian.  Born, Cleveland, OH, Oct. 12, 1925.)  William Steinkraus is one of the great names in the history of American equestrian competition.  He served as captain of the U.S. Equestrian Team for 17 years and was a member of the team for 22.  Steinkraus has also been the president of the U.S.E.T. (1972-82) and […]

Guy V. Henry

Guy V. Henry (Equestrian.  Born, Red Cloud, Nebraska Indian Territory, Jan. 28, 1875; died, Wenatchee, WA, Nov. 29, 1967.)  Maj. General Guy V. Henry, a great-grandson of a New York governor, was a leading figure in American equestrian sports for over a half-century.  A graduate of West Point (Class of 1898), Henry served as an […]

Al Frazin

Al Frazin (Public address.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1905; died, Satellite Beach, FL, July 9, 1988.)  Alfred Bender Frazin was perhaps the best announcer in the early days of arena public address systems and was so well known that he was frequently included in such non-sports material as comic strips and cartoons as […]

Don Carney

Don Carney (Broadcaster.  Born, Boston, MA, Aug. 31, 1922; died, Coral Springs, FL, Mar. 16, 2002.)  For nearly 30 years, Donald Carney was the man in charge of Yankees telecasts.  Carney succeeded Jack Murphy as the director of WPIX telecasts and literally called the shots until his retirement in 1987.  He did numerous other sports as well, […]

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