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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 […]

Clark Gillies

Clark Gillies (Hockey.  Born, Moose Jaw, Sask., Apr. 7, 1954.)  A powerful left wing and sometimes enforcer for the Islanders dynasty teams, Paul Christopher Gillies was the team’s No. 1 draft choice in 1974 (fourth overall).  Gillies came straight to the Islanders from the Regina Pats juniors and scored 25 goals as a rookie in […]

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