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Fred Wilpon

Fred Wilpon (Executive.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 22, 1936.) A graduate of the University of Michigan, Fred Wilpon entered the real estate field as vice president of Hanover Equities in 1959 and a decade later moved to Peter Sharp & Co. Since 1971, he has been chairman of Sterling Equities and owner of extensive real […]

Sandy Koufax

Sandy Koufax (Baseball. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 30, 1935.) A product of Lafayette High School, Sanford Koufax preferred basketball to baseball and really wanted to be an architect. Koufax earned an athletic scholarship to the University of Cincinnati. Brooklyn signed him for a $14,000 bonus and he wound up at Ebbets Field in 1955 thanks […]

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