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Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor (Sportswriter.  Born, New Bedford, MA, May 31, 1901; died, Port Washington, NY, Jan. 6, 1966.)  As the first sportswriter to win a Pulitzer Prize and the only one to win it for contemporaneous reporting, William H. Taylor stands alone in his field.  Taylor graduated Dartmouth in 1923 and joined the Herald Tribune, where […]

Taffy Abel

Taffy Abel (Hockey.  Born, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, May 28, 1900; died, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Aug. 1, 1964.)  Reputed to be the first American-born player in the N.H.L. to learn the sport in the U.S., Clarence Abel was a beefy (225 pounds) defenseman on the original Rangers of 1926-27.  Abel appeared in 107 games for […]

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