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

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Jimmy Herbert

Jimmy Herbert (Track and field.  Born, New York, NY, July 20, 1915; died, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 23, 1997.)  A middle-distance runner of note, James Bruineo Herbert ran for the Curb Exchange A.A. (1934-37), N.Y.U. (1938-42), and the Grand Street Boys (1943-47).  Herbert is believed to have won more races at Madison Square Garden than […]

Elliott Denman

Elliott Denman (Sportswriter.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 23, 1934.)  Nearly unique among sportswriters, Elliott H. Denman has been a U.S. Olympic athlete, an N.Y.U. track captain, and an award-winning writer.  Denman won four indoor race walk events at the Garden, including the 1956 I.C.4A. indoor title for the mile in a meet-record 7:08.8.  He […]

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