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Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle (Promoter.  Born, Van Wert, OH, Mar. 15, 1882; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 3, 1939.)  Easily the best-known sports promoter of the 1920s, Charles C. Pyle earned his nickname by his demands for upfront money (and a share of the team) while representing Red Grange in contract negotiations with the Chicago […]

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Fred Corcoran (Golf.  Born, Cambridge, MA, Apr. 4, 1905; died, White Plains, NY, June 23, 1977.)  A sportswriter who became a leading golf promoter, Fred J. Corcoran was the tournament director of the Westchester Classic (later the Buick Classic) from 1967-76.  Starting as a sportswriter in New England, Corcoran put his early experience as a […]

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