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

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Bill Mazer

(Broadcasting. Born, Izyaslav, Ukraine, Nov. 2, 1920; died, Danbury, CT, Oct. 23, 2013.)  An American radio and later television broadcaster noted for his knowledge of sports trivia, and an early sports talk show host, Morris (later known as Bill) Mazer came to his love of sports young.  His family moved from Bill’s native Ukraine to […]

Mad Dog Russo

Mad Dog Russo (Radio host.  Born, Syosset, NY, Oct. 18, 1959.)  The boisterous and combative half of the tandem, Christopher Michael Russo paired with Mike Francesa to become part of the most celebrated radio talk combination in the history of New York sports (“Mike and the Mad Dog”) on WFAN.  Russo and Francesa came together […]

Dave Jennings

Dave Jennings (Pro football.  Born, New York, NY, June 8, 1952.)  A top punter who played for the Giants (1974-84) and Jets (1985-87), David Tuthill Jennings then became an outstanding radio color commentator for both teams.  Jennings, who played collegiately at St. Lawrence (Canton, N.Y.), twice led the N.F.L. in punt yardage while with the […]

Ian Eagle

Ian Eagle (Sportscaster.  Born, Miami, FL, Feb. 9, 1969.)  Beginning as a sports producer at WFAN Radio (1990-92), Ian Eagle has become a leading N.F.L. television play-by-play man as well as the Nets television voice.  Eagle began hosting his own WFAN talk show in 1993 and moved to Nets basketball the next year as the […]

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