New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Larry Klecatsky

Larry Klecatsky (Rowing.  Born, St. Paul, MN, Aug. 11, 1941.)  Dr. Lawrence J. Klectsky ranks as one of the finest rowers in New York history but it took an accident of military assignment to bring him to New York.  Klecatsky began rowing in 1957 on the Mississippi River as a member of his South St. [...]

Matt McGrath

Matt McGrath (Track and field. Born, Nenagh, County Tipperary, Ireland, Dec. 20, 1876; died, New York, NY, Jan. 29, 1941.) Another of the so-called “Irish Whales” of the New York Police Department and the U.S. Olympic team, Matthew J. McGrath was a world record-holder in the hammer throw. McGrath won the silver medal at the [...]

Charley Paddock

Charley Paddock (Track.  Born, Gainesville, TX, Aug. 11, 1900; died, near Sitka, Alaska Territory, July 21, 1943.)  Considered the “world’s fastest human” in the 1920s, Charles William Paddock qualified for three U.S. Olympic teams (1920, 1924, 1928).  Paddock won the A.A.U. 100-yard dash in 1921 and 1924, the 220-yard dash in 1920, 1921, and 1924, [...]

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