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Al Picker

Al Picker (Sportswriting.  Born, Newark, NJ, Apr. 8, 1932.)  In a career reaching over a half-century, Alvin Picker became easily the most honored tennis writer in New Jersey history.  Beginning while a student on a part-time basis, Picker continuously covered tennis for The Star-Ledger of Newark from 1954 to 2005.  He became the paper’s tennis […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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