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William Gummere

William Gummere (College football.  Born, Trenton, NJ, June 24, 1850; died, Newark, NJ, Jan. 26, 1933.)  As a Princeton undergraduate, William Stryker Gummere was a prime mover (with William S. Leggett (q.v.) of Rutgers) in the creation of what became intercollegiate football.  In response to a challenge, the two schools met Nov. 6, 1869, at […]

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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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