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Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice (Sportswriter.  Born, Murfreesboro, TN, Nov. 1, 1880; died, New York, NY, July 13, 1954.)  Perhaps the most legendary name in American sportswriting, Henry Grantland Rice was also one of the kindest, most pleasant men in a profession often populated by the abrasive.  Rice, a good athlete in his time, played football and baseball at […]

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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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