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-1980s, of the New Jersey Boxing Hall of Fame, as well as the New Jersey Diamond Gloves. He is
also the current President of the New Jersey Association of USA Boxing. Henry is the Historian of many other sporting organizations throughout the area,
including Ring #25 and most recently, the Boxing Writers Association of America, plus he is on the Board of Directors of Ring #8 in New York.
He has MC’d many sporting functions throughout the local area and has ring announced boxing shows on ESPN, Madison Square Garden Network, 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.
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. Plus, he is a voting member on both the Modern and Old-timers Committee for the International Boxing Hall of Fame.
Henry was 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. All you got to
do is “Google” his name.
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 1960s and he has a lot of other ones that go back to the early 1950s. He has all the record books, guides, registers, handbooks, almanacs,
encyclopedias, etc., on all sports. He has material as far back as 1886. He has also done a lot of research by going through microfilms and old newspapers.
The 62 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 seldom 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.
Since he has been the President of the NJ Boxing Hall of Fame, he has given well over 200 eulogies 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 their family,
friends and fans.