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Lockport's Morgan, founder of volleyball, named to Hall

by TSchmitt
Thu, Jun 16th 2011 09:27 am

Lockport native William Morgan, the man who invented volleyball, was one of a dozen names unveiled as part of the Greater Buffalo Sports Hall of Fame class of 2011.

Morgan, who was born in Lockport in 1870, invented the game called "Mintonette" after meeting with basketball founder James Naismith.

Morgan died in 1942, but that sport has lived on with the name vollyeball ever since.

Others named to the class during a ceremony at HSBC Arena included former Buffalo Bills Ruben Brown and Cookie Gilchrist; and former Sabre Jim Lorentz. The induction dinner will be held in November.

 

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