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Bobby Riggs

Bobby Riggs (Tennis.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Feb. 25, 1918; died, Leucadi, CA, Oct. 25, 1995.)  At age 12, Robert Larimore Riggs began taking tennis lessons and, within six years, was the fourth-ranked player in the U.S.  In 1938, Riggs made the U.S. Davis Cup team.  The next year, he won the U.S. singles title […]

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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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