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Jimmy Walker

Jimmy Walker (Sportsman.  Born, New York, NY, June 19, 1881; died, New York, NY, Nov. 18, 1946.)  In a book by Gene Fowler and a subsequent film starring Bob Hope (both entitled Beau James), James John Walker was immortalized as a bon vivant and a trusting politician caught in the vortex of municipal scandals that […]

Mike McTigue

Mike McTigue (Boxing. Born, County Clare, Ireland, Nov. 26, 1892; died, New York, NY, Aug. 12, 1966.) Mike McTigue was among the most popular fighters during the great days of boxing after the Walker Law legalized the sport in 1920. McTigue began boxing in Ireland in 1909 and first fought in New York in 1916, […]

Charley Goldman

Charley Goldman (Boxing.  Born, Russia, Dec. 21, 1887; died, New York, NY, Nov. 15, 1968.)  An active bantamweight who stood 5’1”, Charles L. Goldman fought 137 bouts in just over 10 years (1904-14).  Goldman fought different opponents on successive nights three times in his career and, in the first week of January, 1911, had three […]

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