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16 Jan 2003 
George Higgins

St. Paul Baseball Club of 1936 
with insert of George Higgins, WTCN sports announcer.
Photograph Collection 1936 Location no. GV3.11P p14 Negative no. 43462 

St. Paul Baseball Club of 1937 
with insert of George Higgins, WTCN sports announcer.
Photograph Collection 1937 
Location no. GV3.11P p15
Negative no. 53569

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Alex Higgins 

Twenty years on from his first World-Championship Crown, Alex remains one of the biggest crowd-pullers in professional snooker. A one-time apprentice jockey, Belfast born Higgins (46) started playing snooker at the age of 11, when one of his haunts was Belfast's Jampot Club. He won the Northern Ireland amateur championship in 1968 and, in 1971, turned professional. He captured the Benson & Hedges Masters in 1978 - repeated the feat in 1981 and the World Championship was to fall to him again in 1982. 

One of 'Hurricane Higgins" greatest moments came in the 1983 Coral UK Championship at Preston. [Read More at the Site]

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06 February 2002

David Higgins

CURRENT TOUR: European Tour
ATTACHMENT: Waterville 
COUNTRY: Ireland
BORN: 1 Dec 1972
RESIDENCE: Waterville

Player Profile

Golf has always been a key element in the Higgins family. Father Liam is professional at Waterville and now plays the European Seniors Tour, while mother Noreen runs the club shop. His uncle Ted is the pro at Faithlegg in County Waterford, and brother Brian is a professional at Waterville who helps David with his game. He said; "There have always been clubs around since I can remember and I used to watch my father practising." Started at the age of 12 with a handicap of 27 and got down to scratch at 17. Enjoyed a successful amateur career, representing Ireland at boys and senior level and won the Irish Amateur Championship and South of Ireland Championship in 1994 beating Padraig Harrington in both finals. Turned pro that year but didn't get his card until 1995. In 2000, he concentrated on the Challenge Tour, winning three titles to finish runner-up to Henrik Stenson in the Rankings.

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John Higgins

World Ranking: 1
Date of Birth: 18/5/75
Resides: Wishaw, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Turned Professional: 1992 

John Higgins has reached three tournament finals already this season. Although he lost in the final of the Regal Scottish Masters, the Wizard of Wishaw has won both the Grand Prix in Preston, and the Regal Welsh Open.  [ Check Season Stats ]
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(Status as of 11/18/2001)
Montreal Canadiens |C | #46
Rookie Season: 1997
Height: 6-2
Weight: 186
Contract Status: Inactive
Seasons: 3
Born: 10/29/77 in Calgary, Alberta

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Higgins Wins Indy Lights Race Pole
Associated Press
Last Updated: March 11, 2001 at 0:13:08 a.m.
MONTEREY, Mexico - Derek Higgins, an Irishman who raced and lived in Mexico for five years, won the first pole of his Indy Lights career in qualifying Saturday for the inaugural race at Fundidora Park.

Higgins, who will make his 32nd Indy Lights start Sunday, got around the 2.1-mile road course at 88.750 mph. Brazilian rookie Nilton Rossoni took the outside of the front row by going 88.401 mph.


ARKANSAS-March 18, 2000 
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark.--Pinch hitter Heath Higgins' three-run home run with one out in the top of the ninth propelled No. 11 Auburn to a 10-7 win over Arkansas, here today. Auburn improved to 22-6 and 2-3 in the Southeastern Conference, while Arkansas fell to 13-11, and 2-3 in the SEC. 

"A tremendously big hit from Health Higgins and our kids played hard all the time," head coach Hal Baird said. "When you put this into perspective, Arkansas had won 13 straight conference games at home and are the defending SEC champions. We've got to be awfully proud to come in here and win two straight." 

Higgins, pinch hitting for catcher Bobby Huddleston, took the first pitch from Razorback pitcher Brad Bohannan and hit it deep to left field. The ball bounced off the top of the left field padding and over the wall for the sophomore's first career home run...


Saturday, 01/13/01 
Lostí Higgins finds his niche 
Tennesseeís Jon Higgins (42) isnít a flashy player, but does his part to help the Vols win. 
Staff Writer 
KNOXVILLE ó On a team brimming with flash and dash, Jon Higgins occasionally gets lost in the high-flying excitement. That is, until you pick up the stat sheet and break down the shooting night of the other teamís best offensive player. "Itís all about winning," said Higgins, undaunted by his less glamorous role on the Tennessee menís basketball team. "I can go out there and play 10 minutes a game. If Iím out there for 10 minutes helping us win, thatís fine with me. As long as we win, thatís all that matters." Thus far, thatís exactly what the fourth-ranked Vols have done as they streak into todayís 11 a.m. CST game against South Carolina in Thompson-Boling Arena. Tennessee (15-1, 2-0 SEC) can secure the best start in school history with a win. While Higgins doesnít have the gaudy numbers, he has been as much a part of the Volsí success as anyone. It starts with his defense. Already this season, he has helped to slow the likes of Luke Recker, Preston Shumpert, Rod Grizzard, Jeryl Sasser and Trenton Hassell. At 6-foot-3, Higgins has shown the versatility to guard players ranging in size from 6-foot to 6-8. He could get a shot at South Carolinaís Chuck Eidson today, although the Vols have been playing more zone defense.
"Maybe at the end of the season, Iíll be able to look on some of those [All-America] teams and say, "He didnít do as well against me as he did against other people,í " Higgins said. "My time will come."
Over and above his defense, Higgins has brought a steadying presence to the Vols that has been invaluable. For one, he doesnít turn the ball over. Heís averaging the third-most minutes on the team (26.4) this season and has committed just 15 turnovers compared with 33 assists. In three NCAA tournament games last season as a freshman, he played 105 minutes without committing a single turnover. His 19 steals this season are second on the team, and he can sneak up on teams with his offense. His two 3-pointers to open the second half against Alabama triggered the onslaught.
"I call him the silent assassin," said Tony Harris, who shares the Volsí backcourt with Higgins. "If you donít pay close attention to a guy like that, you wonít appreciate what he does.
"He does all the little things and takes the pressure off me. Guys key on me, and heís there to take the open shot or make the extra pass. Heís a guy who can score also, but he wants to do all the dirty work to help put this team over the top."
As a high school player in Shaker Heights, Ohio, Higgins was more offensive minded. But thatís also where he learned the importance of defense ó and perseverance. Just before his senior season, Higgins tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his knee. Kansas and Michigan had been hot on his trail, but they both cooled considerably. Higgins missed most of his senior season, but made a miraculous recovery to come back and play the last 10 or 11 games. Tennessee assistant Byron Samuels stuck with him, and Higgins picked the Vols over Wisconsin, Michigan State, Clemson and Ohio State.
Bob Wonson, who coached Higgins at Shaker Heights, isnít the least bit surprised by Higginsí substance-over-style attitude. It was the same way in high school. "I donít understand why more players arenít like Jon," said Wonson, who spent two years on George Ravelingís staff at Washington State. "Itís fun to score points, but itís a lot more fun to win. Jon has always looked at it that way." The quiet confidence Wonson remembers when Higgins was in high school has held steady, as evidenced by an episode last spring. One day, Higgins walked into one of Wonsonís classes unannounced. 
"He handed me this box, and it was his NCAA tournament watch," Wonson said. "I said, ĎJon, I canít take this.í He said, ĎNo, I want you to have it.í "I sort of looked at him, and he said, ĎCoach, weíre going to get plenty more of those. Matter of fact, weíre going to get a Final Four watch ... and Iím not giving that one to you.í "


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It's time for Higgins at Rolex Trophy 

Aug. 27, 2000
GolfWeb Wire Services
GENEVA, Switzerland -- Ireland's David Higgins made it three wins in as many months when he raced away with the Rolex Trophy Pro-Am. 

A closing round of 69 for a 17-under-par tally of 271 left Higgins four strokes clear of second-placed Carlos Larrain from Venezuela and five ahead of Fredrik Henge from Sweden. 

After an overnight storm, which made the course soft, the 22 players were greeted with a cloudy day and Higgins took full advantage to run in three birdies. 

Having already confirmed his European Tour card for next year, Higgins was looking to extend his lead at the top of the Challenge Tour Order of Merit and he did just that after picking up the top prize of 16,000 Swiss francs as well as a Rolex watch. 

"I was happy with the way I played and with my amateur partners over all four days," he said. 

Shaun Webster, from Poole in Dorset, also closed with a 69 for 278 and a share of sixth place, while Leeds-based Simon Hurd was a shot further back after a 72. 


.....In 1885 Fowler and Walker were the only two blacks in the organized white leagues. 1886-1887 saw the emergence of nearly twenty black ballplayers, most notably pitchers George Stovey and Robert Higgins and fielders Sol White, whose, 1907 book provided much of our knowledge of the 1887-1900 black baseball period and Frank Grant, whose light skin allowed him to be signed as a 'Spaniard'. All of these players performed credibly; Stovey was 33-14 and Higgins 20-7 (2nd best in the league), Fowler hit .350, White batted .381 and Grant hit at .366, topping his club as well as the league in all power categories.


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                   Penn State All American 1955

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