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Avery Brundage

Avery Brundage (Executive.  Born, Detroit, MI, Sept. 28, 1887; died, Garmisch-Partenkirschen, West Germany, May 8, 1975.)  A wealthy contractor from Chicago, Avery Brundage became the most important administrator in U.S. amateur athletics ever.  Brundage participated in the 1912 Stockholm Olympiad in the decathalon and pentathlon.  In 1921, he founded his construction company.  In 1928, he was […]

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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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