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Anthony 'Knocko' Gardella

 

Knocko Gardella

Date of Birth: October 15, 1895

Date of Death: December 26, 1974, in Worcester, Massachusetts (79 years old)

Source:

Washington (PA) Observer-Reporter - Published 12/28/74

He died at the Worcester City Hospital, in Massachusetts

Did you know?

Evidently, this is the player listed as Gus Gardella, born in 1895, died in

1985 in Bridgeport, Connecticut

I find nothing to connect the August Gardella listed on most websites to

any sports.  There was a Gus Gardella who died in 1955, who was

prominent in New England as a minor league baseball player, and

long-time umpire, but found no football connection for him.

 

Teams:

1922 Green Bay Packers (NFL)

College:

College of the Holy Cross