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

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Jay Cross

Jay Cross (Executive.  Born, Toronto, Ont., Feb. 15, 1953.) A three-time Olympic sailor (1976, 1980, 1984) for his native Canada, Jay Cross joined the Jets July 25, 2000, to spearhead the project for building the team its own stadium, and he became Jets president March 1, 2001, following the retirement of Steve Gutman.  He came to […]

James Gordon Bennett, Jr.

James Gordon Bennett, Jr. (Yachting, polo.  Born, New York, NY, May 10, 1841; died, Paris, France, May 14, 1918.)  In common with many wealthy young men of his era, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., was both socially prominent and important to the development of sports in the U.S.  Bennett’s father founded the New York Herald in […]

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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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