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Malcolm Moran

Malcolm Moran (Sportswriter. Born, New York, NY, Oct. 31, 1953.) Starting as an intern at Newsday (Oct. 1974) while still an undergraduate at Fordham, Malcolm Moran became the leading national college football writer at The New York Times. Moran joined the Newsday staff, first part-time and then full-time, covering a variety of sports. On Jan. […]

Roscoe McGowen

Roscoe McGowen (Sportswriter. Born, Alta, IA, July 16, 1886; died, North Woodstock, CT, Nov. 5, 1966.) A former telegraph operator with a baso profundo voice, Roscoe Emmitt McGowen lent his considerable skills to baseball writing at The New York Times for 30 years (1929-59) and to the B.B.W.A.A. New York chapter annual dinner for even […]

Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner (Sportswriting. Born, Niles, MI, Mar. 6, 1885; died, East Hampton, NY, Sept. 25, 1933.) It was sportswriting that made Ringgold W. Lardner famous but it was his other work that made him wealthy. In the 1920s, Lardner began contributing articles to the Saturday Evening Post magazine and writing sketches for the Ziegfeld Follies. […]

Ike Gellis

Ike Gellis (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 5, 1908; died, Nyack, NY, Apr. 28, 1988.)  Although Isaac Gellis never considered himself a writer of sports or anything else, he was an extraordinarily fine judge of talent and during his 30 years as sports editor of the New York Post, the paper had what […]

Hugh Fullerton

Hugh Fullerton (Sportswriter.  Born, Hillsboro, OH, Sept. 10, 1873; died, Clearwater, FL, Dec. 27, 1945.)  Among the first sportswriters to question the honesty of the 1919 World Series, which proved to be fixed, was Hugh Stuart Fullerton, then of the Evening Mail.  Fullerton joined the Chicago Record in 1893, shifting to the Chicago Tribune a […]

Jim Crusinberry

Jim Crusinberry (Sports editor.  Born, Cascade, IA, Dec. 11, 1879; died, Chicago, IL, July 1, 1960.)  On loan from the Chicago Tribune, James Crusinberry became the first full-time sports editor of the Daily News in early 1921.  The News was then barely 18 months old and had virtually no image among the sports-minded readers in […]

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