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Bill Madden

Bill Madden (Sportswriter. Born, Teaneck, NJ, Aug. 9, 1945.) Starting as a general sports reporter for U.P.I. (1970-78), Charles William Madden became a leading baseball writer and then columnist with the Daily News. Madden began covering baseball at U.P.I. but became a Yankees beat writer with the Daily News and began writing a Sunday baseball column. He was among the first to recognize the news value of baseball collectibles and has written extensively about memorabilia. In this vein, Madden was also among the first to write about the vast collection of Yankees limited partner Barry Halper (whose collection, after his death in 2005, became suspect, surrounded by accusations of fraud, forgery, and theft). For many years, Madden did a rating of major league annual yearbooks. Both at U.P.I. and as a columnist and national baseball writer at the Daily News, he has covered post-season, All-Star Game, and World Series baseball. Madden has also authored or co-authored books on baseball, the Yankees in particular, one of which was Damned Yankees (1990) with Moss Klein. He was chairman of the New York chapter of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1981-82.

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