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

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Danny Whelan

Danny Whelan (Trainer.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 3, 1918, died, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 2004.)  Trainer of the Knickerbockers N.B.A. championship teams of 1970 and 1973, Daniel Whelan was an infielder at St. Mary’s (Calif.) in college.  After naval service in World War II, he became a trainer for Rochester of the International […]

Branch Rickey

Branch Rickey (Baseball.  Born, Stockdale, OH, Dec. 20, 1881; died, Columbia, MO, Dec. 9, 1965.)  When Branch Rickey came to the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1942, he inherited a club that had won the 1941 National League championship.  The team, however, was soon to yield to the ravages of age, accelerated by the onset of World […]

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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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