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Encyclopedia > George Yardley

George Yardley (November 3, 1928 in Hollywood, California - August 13, 2004 in Newport Beach, California) was an NBA Hall of Famer, the first player in history to score 2,000 points in one season, breaking the 1,932-point record held by fellow Hall of Famer George Mikan. November 3 is the 307th day of the year (308th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 58 days remaining. ... 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... Greetings from Hollywood Hollywood is a district of the city of Los Angeles, California, U.S.A., that extends from Vermont Avenue on the east to just beyond Laurel Canyon Boulevard above Sunset and Crescent Heights Boulevards on the west; the north to south boundary east of La Brea Avenue... August 13 is the 225th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (226th in leap years), with 140 days remaining. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Location Location of Newport Beach within Orange County, California. ... The National Basketball Association of the United States and Canada, commonly known as the NBA, is the premier professional basketball league in North America. ... George Lawrence Mikan, Jr. ...


A two All-American at Stanford University, he led the Fort Wayne Pistons to two NBA Finals before the team moved to Detroit in 1957. For other meanings of Stanford, see Stanford (disambiguation). ... The Detroit Pistons are a National Basketball Association team based in the suburbs of Detroit, Michigan. ... Motto: Speramus Meliora; Resurget Cineribus (We Hope For Better Things; It Shall Rise From the Ashes - this motto was adopted after the disastrous 1805 fire that devastated the city) Nickname: The Motor City and Motown Location in Wayne County, Michigan Founded Incorporated July 24, 1701 1815  County Wayne County Mayor...


George had a degree in engineering and after the NBA he started his own engineering companey which is also in california.


Yardley died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. Motor Neurone Disease (MND) is a term used to cover a number of illnesses of the motor neurone. ... Henry Louis Gehrig (born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig; June 19, 1903 — June 2, 1941) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the New York Yankees. ...


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George Harry Yardley III was born November 3, 1928, in Hollywood, California, to George and Dorothy Yardley.
George, said the Los Angeles Times, “turned in a spectacular all-around game and with his amazing jumps took the ball off both backboards with phenomenal regularity.” The Bird was named tournament MVP and was honored as an AAU All-American for the season.
George led the team in scoring for the series, and he was Fort Wayne’s overall postseason leader, averaging 23.0 in 10 playoff games.
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