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Tom Hyer

Tom Hyer (Boxing.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 1, 1819; died, New York, NY, June 26, 1864.)  As the first generally-recognized U.S. heavyweight champion, Thomas Hyer gained recognition in 1849 after a series of victories.  Among Hyer’s most famous fights was Sept. 9, 1841, at Caldwell’s Landing, N.Y., when he defeated George McChester in 101 […]

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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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