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Richie Powers

Richie Powers (Basketball.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 14, 1930; died, Allentown, PA, July 31, 1998.)  A colorful but inconsistent referee, Richard Powers refereed in the N.B.A. for 23 seasons (1956-79).  Powers worked three All-Star Games (1961, 1970, 1973) and 25 times in the N.B.A. championship final series.  Among those final series games was Game […]

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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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