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Bob Richards

Bob Richards (Track and field.  Born, Champaign, IL, Feb. 2, 1926.)  The first athlete to appear on the front of a Wheaties cereal box (in 1958), Rev. Robert Richards achieved several unique distinctions in his athletic career.  He is the only pole vaulter ever to win the event twice in the Olympic Games, 1948 and 1952.  […]

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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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