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Joan Joyce

Joan Joyce (Softball.  Born, Waterbury, CT, Aug. 1, 1940.)  Thought by many to be the greatest female athlete in U.S. history, Joan Joyce earned her largest fame in softball with the Raybestos Brakettes (Bridgeport, Conn.) as a pitcher and first baseman.  Joyce played for the Brakettes from 1954-73, earning all-America honors 18 straight years.  She [...]

Len Gambino

Len Gambino (Sportscaster.  Born, Stamford, CT, Apr. 18, 1938.)  A local star in southwest Connecticut, Leonard Gambino was a sportscaster for WSTC (AM 1400) for 26 years (1970-96).  During that stretch, Gambino broadcast high school football, basketball, baseball, softball, and hockey, as well as conducting a sports news show that by the mid-1970s also included [...]

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