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William T. Porter

William T. Porter (Sports editor.  Born, Newbury, VT, Dec. 24, 1809; died, New York, NY, July 19, 1858.)  Responsible more than anyone else for bringing sports into the realm of popular culture and stimulating spectator interest, William Trotter Porter published a sports weekly known as Spirit of the Times.  Porter first tried out his idea […]

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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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