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Shorty Green

Shorty Green (Hockey.  Born, Sudbury, Ont., July 17, 1896; died, Sudbury, Ont., Apr. 19, 1960.)  When the Americans were created in 1925 out of the wreckage that had been the Hamilton Tigers to become New York’s first N.H.L. team, Wilfred (Shorty) Green was one of the better players brought to the Garden.  Green had scored […]

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 […]

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