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

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Shep Messing

Shep Messing (Soccer. Born, Roslyn, NY, Oct. 9, 1949.) Although he earned his greatest recognition during his years as the goalie for the Cosmos in the North American Soccer League, Shep Messing is a man of many parts who has been often brilliant, sometimes controversial and always a competitor. Messing graduated from Harvard with honors […]

Stuart Hershon

Stuart Hershon (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, Dec. 18, 1937.)  Yankees team physician since 1988, Dr. Stuart J. Hershon was a starting tight end and leading receiver for Harvard in 1958.  Hershon, a high school star at Long Beach, graduated New York Medical College in 1963.  He became chief of sports medicine at North Shore Hospital in […]

Don Popovic

Don Popovic (Soccer.  Born, Ivangrad, Yugoslavia, Jan. 1, 1941.)  An aggressive coach who was a master at winning when he had good talent, Don Popovic steered the New York Arrows to four M.I.S.L. championships in the first four years of the league (1978-79 to 1981-82).  Popovic left the Arrows late in the 1982-83 season to […]

Steve Zungul

Steve Zungul (Soccer.  Born, Pozarevac, Yugoslavia, July 28, 1954.)  If there was ever a perfect offensive machine in indoor soccer, Slavisa Zungul was that machine.  Zungul, a 6-foot, 175-pound forward, had the reflexes, the speed, and the strength to continually get into scoring position.  Once there, he had the arsenal of shots to get the […]

Paul Cartier

Paul Cartier (Organist.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 4, 1959.)  Latest in the distinguished line of New York sports organists, Paul G. Cartier succeeded Eddie Layton at Yankee Stadium in 2004.  Cartier began playing for Islanders games at Nassau Coliseum as Layton’s protégé in 1979 while still an undergraduate at Hofstra.  He continues to work Islanders games […]

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