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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 […]

Ray Barbuti

(Track and field and college football. Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 12, 1905; died, Pittsfield, MA, July 8, 1988.)  A football star, Olympian, armed services veteran, and long-time college football referee, Raymond James Barbuti first gained attention playing fullback at Lawrence High School on Long Island. He scored eight touchdowns in a game to set New […]

Charles Stoneham

Charles Stoneham (Baseball.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, July 5, 1876; died, Hot Springs, AR, Jan. 6, 1936.)  During the months immediately after the end of World War I (Nov. 11, 1918), there was great anxiety in baseball circles as to whether the sport would recover from its war-shortened 1918 season and whether the game could recapture […]

Cliff Montgomery

Cliff Montgomery (College football. Born, Natrona Heights, PA, Sept. 17, 1910; died, Mineola, NY, Apr. 21, 2005.) Captain and star quarterback for the last Ivy League team to win a major Bowl, Clifford Earl Montgomery led Columbia to a 7-0 victory over Stanford in the 1934 Rose Bowl. In the second quarter of the game, […]

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