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Ned Irish

Ned Irish (Executive.  Born, Lake George, NY, May 6, 1905; died, Venice, FL, Jan. 21, 1982.)  Edward Simmons Irish didn’t invent basketball, but he sure helped make it popular.  After working his way through the University of Pennsylvania, Irish came to New York in 1928 as a sportswriter for the Evening Telegram.  In 1930, he […]

Alexander Cartwright

Alexander Cartwright (Baseball.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 17, 1820; died, Honolulu, Hawaiian Territory, July 12, 1892.)  Baseball is a game that has worked its way through many evolutions, but if anyone has the right to claim to be the true “inventor” of the modern game, that man is Alexander Joy Cartwright.  Cartwright was employed […]

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