New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Hinkey Haines

Hinkey Haines (Pro football.  Born, Red Lion, PA, Dec. 23, 1898; died, Sharon Hill, PA, Jan. 9, 1979.)  The only man to have played for both a World Series and an N.F.L. champion, Henry Luther Haines was a Penn State back who quarterbacked the Football Giants to the 1927 N.F.L. championship, the franchise’s first.  Haines […]

Frank Briante

Frank Briante (College football.  Born, White Plains, NY, Mar. 5, 1905; died, White Plains, NY, May 26, 1996.)  Frank (Five-Yard) Briante (whose full name was Francis Xavier Briante) was the fullback in the famed “Four Centaurs” backfield at N.Y.U. (1925-27).  In 1926, the group was formed with the addition of halfback Ken Strong and quarterback Jack […]

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