Jimmy the Greek

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Jimmy the Greek

renowned American oddsmaker. [Am. Culture: Wallechinsky, 468]
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Frey, third-base coach Don Zimmer, pitching coach Billy Connors and spring training coordinator Jimmy Snyder were playing pinochle at the Mezona Hotel in Mesa, Ariz.
Jimmy Snyder, Hollywood's top "bodycolourist" will be on standby tonight with his spray gun and "emergency wipes" to touch up the tans of the likes of Eva Longoria, Teri Hatcher, Paula Abdul and Jennifer Garner - who will have had full sprays two days ago.
THIRTY years ago the king of US sports betting was a man named Jimmy Snyder, or Jimmy the Greek, who was revered in Las Vegas and nationwide.
Many believed Riggs, 55, had been paid to throw the match, but the late Jimmy Snyder, the publicity-conscious brains behind the contest, said in his autobiography 'Wizard Of Odds': "He lost it because he wore himself out promoting it.