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Fred Podesta

Fred Podesta (Executive.  Born, Hoboken, NJ, Mar. 3, 1914; died, New York, NY, Nov. 15, 1999.)  Distinguished as the Knicks’ first official general manager, Frederick Joseph Podesta was also a pioneer in the promotion of tennis with the coming of the Open Era in 1968.  After 11 years as traveling secretary and a business manager […]

Larry Baker

Larry Baker (Tennis.  Born, New York, NY, June 20, 1890; died, Washington, DC, Oct. 15, 1980.)  Lawrence A. Baker was a tennis administrator who served as president of the U.S. Lawn Tennis Association (now the U.S.T.A.) from 1948-50 after holding every other executive position in the organization (secretary, treasurer, second vice president, first vice president) […]

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