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Walter O’Malley

Walter O’Malley (Baseball.  Born, The Bronx, NY, Oct. 9, 1903; died, Rochester, MN, Aug. 9, 1979.)  While reviled by fans of the Brooklyn Dodgers everywhere, Walter Francis O’Malley actually made a serious effort to keep the team in the borough of its birth.  O’Malley became president of the Dodgers in 1950 and shortly began to […]

Robert Christenberry

Robert Christenberry (Boxing.  Born, Huntington, TN, Jan. 27, 1899; died, New York, NY, Apr. 14, 1973.)  During his four years as chairman of the New York State Athletic Commission, Robert Keaton Christenberry became embroiled in several controversies.  Christenberry succeeded Col. Edward P.F. Eagen Sept. 25, 1951.  Carmen Basilio won a 10-round decision over Michigan’s Chuck […]

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