How “Sparky” got his nickname:
Whenever a car came in with something wrong, he said, “Gotta be the spark plug.”
According to the Harlem Globetrotters All-Time Roster, William Dumpson was a guard, 6’1″, from South Carolina State A&M. Bart Cosolito, former sports editor of the Port Washington News, once said, “Bill Dumpson was probably the Jackie Robinson of Nassau [County] basketball.”
Dumpson also played Negro Leagues Baseball from 1950-1953 for a number of teams, including the New York Black Yankees. See his profile at the Negro Leagues Baseball eMuseum for more information about his athletic careers.
Mr. Goode worked at Greenfield Pharmacy for 10 years. Then he worked in the taxi business on Main Street.