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Bill Dwyer

Bill Dwyer (Executive.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 23, 1883; died, Belle Harbor, NY, Dec. 10, 1946.)  Best known during the early years of Prohibition as the “King of the Bootleggers,” William V. Dwyer became a major force in New York sports.  In 1925, Dwyer bought the distressed Hamilton (Ont.) Tigers for $75,000 and turned them […]

Chris Cagle

Chris Cagle (College and pro football.  Born, DeRidder, LA, May 1, 1905; died, New York, NY, Dec. 26, 1942.)   A halfback at West Point, Christian Keener Cagle was a three-time All-America choice (1927-29).  Cagle played for the Army varsity in 1926 and became a star when he ran for two touchdowns against Notre Dame and two […]

Albie Booth

Albie Booth (College football.  Born, New Haven, CT, Feb. 1, 1908; died, New York, NY, Mar. 1, 1959.)  Yale’s legendary Albert J. Booth was one of the magic names of the “Golden Age” in American sports during the 1920s and early 1930s.  He stood only 5’7” and played at about 144 pounds, but he led […]

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