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Jim Brown of Manhasset tied for third in the high jump at the Floral Park Track Championship after clearing the bar at 5'8". (May 3, 1953)

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Photos of native Long Islander and football great Jim Brown through the years.

An undated file photo of Cleveland Browns running
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An undated file photo of Cleveland Browns running back Jim Brown.

Football star Jim Brown poses in an undated
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Football star Jim Brown poses in an undated photo.

NFL Legend Jim Brown speaks to the crowd
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NFL Legend Jim Brown speaks to the crowd after being honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers" at Manhasset High School. (April 29, 2013)

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NFL Legend Jim Brown gives a thumbs up
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NFL Legend Jim Brown gives a thumbs up after being honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers" at Manhasset High School. (April 29, 2013)

NFL Legend Jim Brown gives a thumbs up
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NFL Legend Jim Brown gives a thumbs up after being honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers" at Manhasset High School. (April 29, 2013)

NFL legend Jim Brown poses after being honored
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NFL legend Jim Brown poses after being honored in his hometown community as part of a special program called "Hometown Hall of Famers" at his alma mater, Manhasset High School, on April 29, 2013.

Jim Brown poses in an undated file photo.
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Jim Brown poses in an undated file photo.

Jim Brown of Manhasset tied for third in
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Jim Brown of Manhasset tied for third in the high jump at the Floral Park Track Championship after clearing the bar at 5'8". (May 3, 1953)

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Manhasset football star Jim Brown in 1951.
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Manhasset football star Jim Brown in 1951.

Jim Brown takes a taste of his mom's
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Jim Brown takes a taste of his mom's cooking. Mrs. Theresa Brown gives Jim a taste of supper. (Dec. 4, 1952)

Jon Kaiman, North Hempstead town supervisor, with Jim
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Jon Kaiman, North Hempstead town supervisor, with Jim Brown, a football hall of famer and Manhasset hometown hero, at the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park. (April 27, 2013)

Jim Brown signs autographs and greets fans during
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Jim Brown signs autographs and greets fans during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and dedication of Jim Brown Field. (April 27, 2013)

Jim Brown walks with Tom Suozzi, while signing
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Jim Brown walks with Tom Suozzi, while signing autographs and greeting fans during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and dedication of Jim Brown Field. (April 27, 2013)

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Jim Brown is greeted by children from the
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Jim Brown is greeted by children from the Adventures in Learning program in Manhasset. (April 27, 2013)

Visitors look over a sign for the new
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Visitors look over a sign for the new Jim Brown Athletic Field during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and dedication of the field. (April 27, 2013)

Members of the Manhasset High School Marching Band
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Members of the Manhasset High School Marching Band perform the national anthem during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and dedication of Jim Brown Field on Saturday. (April 27, 2013)

Children from the Adventures in Learning program in
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Children from the Adventures in Learning program in Manhasset walk onto Jim Brown Field during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and dedication of the field Saturday. (April 27, 2013)

Jim Brown, center, stands with his wife, Monique,
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Jim Brown, center, stands with his wife, Monique, as he is honored by North Hempstead Town Supervisor Jon Kaiman during the grand re-opening of Manhasset Valley Park and the dedication of Jim Brown Field Saturday. (April 27, 2013)

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