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Danny Whelan

Danny Whelan (Trainer.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 3, 1918, died, New York, NY, Jan. 2, 2004.)  Trainer of the Knickerbockers N.B.A. championship teams of 1970 and 1973, Daniel Whelan was an infielder at St. Mary’s (Calif.) in college.  After naval service in World War II, he became a trainer for Rochester of the International […]

Ray Arcel

Ray Arcel (Boxing.  Born, Terre Haute, IN, Aug. 3, 1899; died, New York, NY, Mar. 7, 1994.)  Ray Arcel handled over 2,000 fighters and 20 of them became world champions over the course of a 70-year career as the leading trainer of the 20th century.  As staggering as his record is, Arcel was equally renowned […]

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