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

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Bill Rafter

Bill Rafter (Sports editor.  Born, Rhinecliff, NY, Sept. 1, 1875; died, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 13, 1926.)  William A. Rafter was unique among the sports editors of the four principal Brooklyn dailies in the first quarter of the 20th century.  Rafter, unlike his confreres, was not born in Brooklyn and, even more unusual, was not a […]

Richard Kyle Fox

Richard Kyle Fox (Sports editor.  Born, Belfast, Ireland, Aug. 12, 1846; died, Red Bank, NJ, Nov. 14, 1922.)  Among the major influences that made sports a significant part of the American culture, Richard Kyle Fox’s Police Gazette must rank high on any list.  Fox turned the Police Gazette into a national sports weekly.  Fox came […]

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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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