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Henry Hascup is known as the uncrowned king of sports information. Sport writers from all over the country have called his home for sport information. He is currently the President and Historian, since the mid-1980's, of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame as well as the New Jersey Diamond Gloves. He is the current President of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing. He is also the Historian of many other sporting organizations throughout the area, including Ring #25 & Ring #34 and is on the Board of Directors of Ring #8 out of New York. He has MC'ed many sporting functions throughout the local area and has ring announced boxing shows on ESPN, Madison Square Garden Channel, Atlantic City, Westchester County Center in White Plains, Monticello Raceway, Hanover Marriott in Whippany, Iona College, Schuetzen Park, North Bergen, the Area in Philadelphia, etc. Plus he is on the selective committee for the International Boxing Hall of Fame for selecting both the modern and old-timers into the Boxing Hall of Fame. He is also one of the editors on BoxRec, which is the largest record keeping site in boxing and he has corrected over 200 world championship-boxing records for the Ring Record Book and over 1,000 records in all.

Henry is also the President of the North Jersey Majors-Met League, which is the best amateur baseball league in the state of New Jersey and one of the best leagues in the country.

You can find his name on several dozen sport web sites, either answering sport questions or as a trivia checker for many others.

His home in Lodi New Jersey contains over 12,000 sport magazines and over 2,500 sport books. He owns every issue of The Sporting News since the early 1960's and he has a lot of other ones that go back to the early 1950's. He has all the record books, guides, registers, handbooks, almanac's, encyclopedia's, etc., on all sports. He has material as far back as 1886. He has also done a lot of research by going through micro films and old newspapers.

The 61 year old has been doing sports trivia since he was a kid. A local newspaper which is called the Bergen Record had a sports trivia question that they gave out every week for over 20 years (it stopped in 1991) and Henry answered correctly far more than anyone else and very salmon missed. He once answered 138 weeks in a row without missing. He has won over 1,000 sport trivia contests throughout the area and also throughout the country and that's even before he came on the internet. Among the contests he won are the New York Daily News, the Sporting News, Sports Magazine, the Paterson Evening News, The Bergen Record as well as several other local papers and he has won several radio contests including WFAN.

He was a member of the Society for American Baseball Research Association, the Pro and College Football Researchers Associations and a charter member of the International Boxing Research Organization (IBRO).

Since he has been the President of the NJ Boxing Hall of Fame, he has given well over 200 Eulogy's for former boxing people including Tippy Larkin, Paul Cavaliere, Joey Giardello, Rocky Castellani and Arturo Gatti. At the end of his talk, he rings the bell, not 10 times, BUT 9. He feels if we rung it 10 times, that would mean that they would no longer be with us BUT a small part of them will live on. They will live on through his family, friends and fans.

Henry, who was a supervisor for PSE&G was also a single parent of 4 kids who lived with him in his household along with a large husky dog. If you were at the Diamond Glove Dinner (which he MC'ed) in September of 1988 you know that he asked his very lovely girlfriend Joyce to be his wife in front of over 250 people and on March 12th 1989 they got married. You might ask what does Joyce have in common with Henry, well she also was a single parent of 4 kids and a large husky dog who all lived with her. So all of them lived under the same roof, some people called them the Brady Bunch but they say Eight is Enough.