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Tom Meany

Tom Meany (Sportswriter. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 21, 1903; died, New York, NY, Sept. 11, 1964.) A well-travelled but very skilled member of the sportswriting corps, Thomas William Meany was also the Mets’ first public relations director in 1962. Meany covered the Dodgers for the Brooklyn Daily Times for six seasons, starting in 1923, and [...]

W.C. Heinz

W.C. Heinz (Sportswriter.  Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Jan. 11, 1915; died, Bennington, VT, Feb. 26, 2008.)  Justly celebrated as one of the most perceptive writers in the field, Wilfred Charles Heinz spent over a dozen years on the staff of the original New York Sun.  Following the demise of The Sun on Jan. 4, 1950, [...]

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