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RIP Harvey Pollack

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Drip, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Drip

    Drip Active Member

    Herbert Harvey Pollack was the director of statistical information for the Philadelphia 76ers. At the time of his death, Pollack held the distinction of being the only individual still working for the NBA since its inaugural 1946-47 season. He was there when Wilt scored 100 in Hershey and it was his idea for him to take a photo with the number "100." A very nice man who will be missed. Pollack, last original employee of NBA's first season, dies | NBA.com
    Last edited: Jun 24, 2015
  2. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Harvey invented many stats including the triple-double. Showing that sports journalism was a little different in those days, he wasn't just working for the Warriors the night Wilt got 100, he was covering the game for one of the papers and UPI as well.
  3. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    The only reason there was a photo at all is because some AP guy took his kid to the game on his night off and realized late in the game that something historical was happening.
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