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George Tidden

George Tidden (Sportswriting.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, 1856; died, Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1913.)  Born Gerhard Otto Tidden to immigrant German parents in South Brooklyn, George Tidden became a leading baseball authority.  Tidden began his sportswriting career in the late 1870s with the short-lived Daily America and worked as a general sports reporter for several New […]

Jack Lang

Jack Lang (Sportswriter. Born, Brooklyn, NY, May 11, 1921; died, Huntington, NY, Jan, 25, 2007.) For nearly three decades, the one voice a retired ballplayer wanted to hear was that of Jack Lang. As national secretary of the B.B.W.A.A., Lang would call former players to inform them of their election to the Baseball Hall of […]

Jack O’Connell

Jack O’Connell (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 4, 1948.)  Primarily a baseball writer for more than three decades, John William O’Connell became the national secretary-treasurer of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1993.  O’Connell started his sportswriting career with the Suffolk Sun on Long Island in 1967.  When that paper folded, he went to the Rochester (N.Y.) […]

Marty Appel

Marty Appel (Baseball.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 7, 1948.)  Martin Eliot Appel spent nearly a decade with the Yankees, first as assistant public relations director (1968-73) before succeeding Bob Fishel as public relations director when the latter moved to the American League office.  Appel left in 1977 to become public relations director of the New York […]

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