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Joe Lapchick

Joe Lapchick (College and pro basketball. Born, Yonkers, NY, Apr. 12, 1900; died, New York, NY, Aug. 10, 1970.) Joseph Bonhomiel Lapchick had two distinct careers in professional basketball, and another in college basketball, and any one of them would have been sufficient to make him one of the sport’s most significant contributors. Although he […]

Tom Gorman

Tom Gorman (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1916; died, Closter, NJ, Aug. 11, 1986.)  While his big league pitching career was limited to five innings in four games for the 1939 Giants, Thomas David Gorman became one of the best-known major league umpires.  Gorman was also a popular speaker and later an umpire […]

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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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