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Murray Olderman

Murray Olderman (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 27, 1922.)  A multi-talented sportswriter, cartoonist, and executive, Murray Olderman filled all three roles with the Newspaper Enterprise Association for 18 years (1953-71).  Olderman was not only a nationally-known cartoonist and writer, but also became executive editor of the N.E.A.  He authored several books on sports such […]

Phil Pepe

Phil Pepe (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1935.)  Starting at the World-Telegram in April 1957, Philip Francis Pepe became a top baseball and boxing writer.  Pepe went through the merger that created the ill-fated World Journal Tribune in 1966 and the strike that delayed its launch.  When the combined paper closed May 5, […]

Roger Angell

Roger Angell (Author.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 19, 1920.)  Of all the writers who have turned out all the billions of words about baseball in the last 150 years, Roger Angell stands virtually alone.  Angell has no peer in capturing the biorhythmic symbiosis that links the fans to the game.  He feels the pulse […]

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The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel. We welcome public and scholarly contributions and suggestions.

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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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