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

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Maurice Podoloff

Maurice Podoloff (Pro basketball.  Born, Elizabethgrad, Russia, Aug. 18, 1890; died, New Haven, CT, Nov. 24, 1985.)  When the Basketball Association of America was organized in New York June 6, 1946, Maurice Podoloff was elected its first commissioner.  Podoloff was something of a surprise choice to much of the public, since his background was largely […]

Eddie Giacomin

Eddie Giacomin (Hockey.  Born, Sudbury, Ont., June 6, 1939.)  In May 1965, the Rangers acquired goaltender Edward Giacomin from Providence of the American Hockey League and he went on to become the most popular goalie ever to don Rangers pads.  Giacomin played more games (604) for the Rangers than any netminder in team history, and, […]

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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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