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Hunt, Lamar

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Born: 1932 AD
Died: 2006 AD, at 74 years of age.

Nationality: American
Categories: Administrators

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1932 - He was born in El Dorado, Arkansas on the 2nd of August. The Founder of the American Football League

1960 - Frustrated but fabulously rich, Hunt began calling other millionaires, and organized a rival pro football circuit, the American Football League.

1967 - Hunt was also involved in the formation of one now-defunct sports league, the North American Soccer League, a pro circuit.

         - Involved in the formation of another now-defunct sports league, the World Championship Tennis, a pro tennis tour.
 
1972 - The AFC championship trophy is named in his honor, and he was inducted in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

         - Hunt also helped establish the Worlds of Fun and Oceans of Fun theme parks.

1982 - Inducted on the National Soccer Hall of Fame.

1993 - Inducted on the International Tennis Hall of Fame.

1999 - The United States Soccer Federation's championship trophy was re-named in Hunt's honor.

2006 - Lamar Hunt died at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas of complications related to a ten-year battle with prostate cancer on the 13th of December.

 

 

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