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Kyle Rote

Kyle Rote (Pro football.  Born, San Antonio, TX, Oct. 27, 1927; died, Baltimore, MD, Aug. 14, 2002.)  During his 11-year career with the Giants (1951-61), William Kyle Rote was one of the team’s most popular players.  Rote, a star at Southern Methodist U., came to the Giants as a bonus choice in the N.F.L. draft, […]

Jerry Girard

Jerry Girard (Sportscaster.  Born, Chicago, IL, Aug. 6, 1932; died, Hawthorne, NY, Mar. 25, 2007.)  Famed for his deadpan wisecracks, Jerry Girard (born Gerard Alfred Suglia) was sports anchor at WPIX (Ch. 11) for over 20 years (1974-95).  Girard was raised in The Bronx and attended Manhattan College before a series of disc jockey jobs […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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