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Bert Bell

Bert Bell (Pro football.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Feb. 25, 1894; died, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 11, 1959.)  A Penn man who co-founded the Philadelphia Eagles, DeBennville Bell served as commissioner of the National Football League for almost 14 seasons (1946-59).  Bell died after suffering a heart attack while attending a Steelers-Eagles game at Franklin Field.  Among [...]

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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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