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

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Buddy Young

Buddy Young (Pro football.  Born, Chicago, IL, Jan. 5, 1926; died, Terrell, TX, Sept. 4, 1983.)  A small, elusive package of halfback, Claude (Buddy) Young was a thrilling part of New York pro football for five seasons with teams in two leagues based in Yankee Stadium.  As a rookie in 1947, Young first excited New […]

Harvey Johnson

Harvey Johnson (Pro football.  Born, Bridgeton, NJ, June 22, 1919; died, Orchard Park, NY, Aug. 8, 1983.)  A fullback at William & Mary and a defensive back in pro football, Harvey P. Johnson made his mark primarily as a placekicker with the A.A.F.C. Yankees (1946-49).  Johnson was one of just four players to make the […]

Buster Poole

Buster Poole (Pro football.  Born, Gloster, MS, Sept. 9, 1915; died, Oxford, MS, Nov. 16, 1994.)  Eldest of four pro football-playing brothers, James Eugene Poole spent six seasons (1937-41, 1946) and part of another with the Football Giants, earning All-Pro recognition in 1939.  All four brothers attended Ole Miss, played end, and played in New […]

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