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Tom Landry

Tom Landry (Pro football. Born, Mission, TX, Sept. 11, 1924; died, Dallas, TX, Feb. 12, 2000.) Though later justifiably famed as head coach of the Dallas Cowboys, Thomas Wade Landry was part of the New York pro football scene for 11 seasons (1949-59). A quarterback and defensive halfback out of Texas, Landry signed with the […]

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle

Cash ‘n’ Carry Pyle (Promoter.  Born, Van Wert, OH, Mar. 15, 1882; died, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 3, 1939.)  Easily the best-known sports promoter of the 1920s, Charles C. Pyle earned his nickname by his demands for upfront money (and a share of the team) while representing Red Grange in contract negotiations with the Chicago […]

Buster Poole

Buster Poole (Pro football.  Born, Gloster, MS, Sept. 9, 1915; died, Oxford, MS, Nov. 16, 1994.)  Eldest of four pro football-playing brothers, James Eugene Poole spent six seasons (1937-41, 1946) and part of another with the Football Giants, earning All-Pro recognition in 1939.  All four brothers attended Ole Miss, played end, and played in New […]

Red Grange

Red Grange (Pro football.  Born, Forksville, PA, June 13, 1903; died, Lake Wales, FL, Jan. 28, 1991.)  In the 1920s, during the so-called “Golden Age of Sports” in America, Harold Edward Grange was the star who put pro football on the big-time stage.  Grange’s sensational exploits at the University of Illinois grabbed headlines across the […]

Red Badgro

Red Badgro (Pro football.  Born, Orillia, WA, Dec. 1, 1902; died, Orillia, WA, July 13, 1998.)  A six-foot, 190-pound end from Southern California, Morris Badgro is the only man to play pro football for Yankees, Giants, and Brooklyn Dodgers teams.  Badgro joined the Football Yankees in 1927 and played for the Giants for six seasons […]

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