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John Kieran

John Kieran (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 2, 1892; died, Rockport, MA, Dec. 10, 1981.)  Probably the most intellectual sports columnist ever in New York, John Francis Kieran was also the first regularly by-lined sportswriter ever at The New York Times.  Kieran graduated from Fordham in 1912 and joined The Times for the first […]

Max Kase

Max Kase (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, July 21, 1898; died, Yonkers, NY, Mar. 19, 1974.)  Max Kase was known during his years as sports editor of the New York Journal-American for his newsy notes column entitled “Briefkase.”  He had a distinct “nose for news.”  Two years after the merger of the New York American […]

Jim Harrison

Jim Harrison (Sportswriter.  Born, McKeesport, PA, Aug. 4, 1895; died, New York, NY, Oct. 6, 1931.)  A prominent sportswriter in the 1920s, James Renwick Harrison covered the “Murderers Row” 1927 Yankees for The New York Times.  Harrison wrote for the campus daily (the Spectator) at Columbia and became its managing editor as a senior in […]

John Drebinger

John Drebinger (Sportswriter.  Born, Staten Island, NY, Mar. 23, 1891; died, Greensboro, NC, Oct. 22, 1979.)  A series of mishaps shaped the life of John Drebinger but did not prevent him from becoming one of New York’s longest-serving baseball writers.  Drebinger had planned a career as a concert pianist but seriously injured his thumb while […]

Bill Corum

Bill Corum (Sportswriter.  Born, Speed, MO, July 20, 1895; died, New York, NY, Dec. 16, 1958.)  Columnist, sportscaster, and racetrack executive, Martene Windsor Corum was a name in the sports field that spread far beyond his New York base.  Bill Corum was, for his time, a rare journalism graduate in the sports field when he […]

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