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Bill Liederman

Liederman was an outstanding high school and college athlete who settled for softball in Central Park after his dream of playing for the Yankees ended in a blaze of glory. He was running a cooking school in Manhattan when he decided to open a restaurant and boldly approached Mickey Mantle about a partnership. Mantle agreed to come into the deal after Liederman told him the new place would be another Toots Shor's, a hangout for sports fans, athletes, and young business people. The restaurant...See more