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

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Mal Whitfield

Mal Whitfield (Track and field.  Born, Bay City, TX, Oct. 11, 1924.)  Malvin G. Whitfield was one of the great half milers of his (or any other) time as a five-time Olympic medalist for the U.S., winning the gold in the 800 meters in both London (1948) and Helsinki (1952). He was also on the […]

Walter Koppisch

Walter Koppisch (College football. Born, Pennington, NY, June 6, 1901; died, New York, NY, Nov. 5, 1953.) Ranked among the major names in New York sports in the 1920s, Walter Frederick Koppisch is the only three-time captain in Columbia football history. Koppisch first came to notice in 1921 as a freshman, scoring six touchdowns for […]

Sabin W. Carr

Sabin W. Carr (Track and field.  Born, Dubuque, IA, Sept. 4, 1904; died, Ventura, CA, Sept. 11, 1983.)  As the best pole vaulter of his era, Sabin William Carr became a U.S. gold medal Olympian.  Carr was also the first vaulter to clear 14’ (May 28, 1927, I.C.4A. meet at Philadelphia, Penna.).  He won the […]

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