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Walter Camp

Walter Camp (College football.  Born, New Haven, CT, Apr. 17, 1859; died, New York, NY, Mar. 14, 1925.)  Even though intercollegiate competition in a form of the game began in 1869, Walter Camp is generally considered “the Father of American Football” despite the fact that he did not enter Yale until 1875.  In reality, Camp should […]

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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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