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Luther Halsey Gulick

Luther Halsey Gulick (Executive.  Born, Honolulu, H.T., Dec. 14, 1865; died, South Casco, ME, Aug. 13, 1918.)  At least partial credit for the invention of basketball goes to Dr. Luther Halsey Gulick.  Gulick was Dr. James Naismith’s supervisor at the Springfield (Mass.) Y.M.C.A. school in 1891 when he urged Naismith to create “an indoor game” to […]

Sid Gray

Sid Gray (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 18, 1910; died, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 21, 1995.)  A promising lefthanded pitcher as a young man, Sid Gray became a baseball writer and, briefly, a publicist in big league baseball.  At 37, Gray joined the Herald Tribune in 1947 and was a baseball writer primarily until the […]

Pop Gates

Pop Gates (Pro basketball.  Born, Decatur, GA, Aug. 30, 1917; died, New York, NY, Dec. 1, 1999.)  A legendary name in the early days of emerging black players in basketball, William Gates moved to New York as a youngster and established his reputation on Ben Franklin H.S.’s integrated team.  After a P.S.A.L. championship in his […]

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