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Tag Archives: Brooklyn Citizen

Charlie Segar

Charlie Segar (Sportswriter.  Born, Liverpool, England, Oct. 29, 1903; died, Sun City West, AZ, June 2, 2001.)  As the youngest member of the B.B.W.A.A. ever, Charles M. Segar later became its national president and then a long-time baseball executive.  Segar emigrated to the U.S. as a youngster, becoming an active semipro baseball player before joining the […]

Lou Niss

Lou Niss (Sports editor.  Born, Minsk, Russia, Oct. 5, 1903; died, New York, NY, Apr. 30, 1987.)  The last sports editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, Louis Niss was also the first front-office employee hired by the Mets, in 1960.  Niss began his newspaper career in 1923 wirh the Brooklyn Times and worked his way through […]

Bill Granger

Bill Granger (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 9, 1877; died, Kew Gardens, NY, Jan. 17, 1945.)  As a callow youth, he spent much of his time supporting himself as a bowling hustler, but William J. Granger wound up as sports editor of the Brooklyn Citizen for more than half of the paper’s 61-year existence.  Granger […]

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