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Harry Wismer

Harry Wismer (Sportscaster and club owner.  Born, Port Huron, MI, June 30, 1913; died, New York, NY, Dec. 4, 1967.)  From his start at WJR in Detroit in 1935, Harry Wismer was one of America’s leading sportscasters.  In 1941, Wismer became the sports director and lead announcer for NBC’s second radio network (“Blue”), which shortly […]

Charlie Conerly

Charlie Conerly (Pro football.  Born, Clarksdale, MS, Sept. 19, 1921; died, Memphis, TN, Feb. 13, 1996.)  A U.S. Marine in the South Pacific during World War II, Charlie Conerly returned to college after the war ended in 1945 despite having been drafted No. 11 by the Washington Redskins.  In 1947, his senior year at Mississippi, […]

Sammy Baugh

Sammy Baugh (Pro football.  Born, Temple. Tex., Mar. 17, 1914; died, Rotan, TX, Dec. 14, 2008.)  A legendary name in pro football thanks to his years with the Washington Redskins (1937-52), Samuel Adrian Baugh was also the first coach of the Titans (who became the Jets in 1963).  An all-American at Texas Christian, Baugh led […]

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