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Robert Lipsyte

Robert Lipsyte (Sportswriter. Born, New York, NY, Jan. 16, 1938.) Coming virtually off the Columbia campus to the sports department of The New York Times, Robert Michael Lipsyte rapidly established a reputation as an incisive reporter and a gifted writer. During his years at The Times (1957-71), Lipsyte became steadily more of a commentator and […]

Al Picker

Al Picker (Sportswriting.  Born, Newark, NJ, Apr. 8, 1932.)  In a career reaching over a half-century, Alvin Picker became easily the most honored tennis writer in New Jersey history.  Beginning while a student on a part-time basis, Picker continuously covered tennis for The Star-Ledger of Newark from 1954 to 2005.  He became the paper’s tennis […]

Dan Parker

Dan Parker (Sports editor.  Born, Waterbury, CT, July 1, 1893; died, Waterbury, CT, May 20, 1967.)  Among the longest-serving sports editors and columnists ever in New York, Daniel Francis Parker was titular head of the sports department at the Daily Mirror for 37 years (1926-63).  A physically large man (6’4”, 250 pounds), Parker was often […]

Vic Ziegel

Vic Ziegel (Sportswriting.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 16, 1937; died, The Bronx, NY, July 23, 2010.)  As a versatile, tough, and incisive writer with an impish sense of humor, Victor Ziegel came out of City College to forge a considerable reputation at the New York Post for 19 years (1958-77).  Ziegel then became the […]

Al Del Greco

Al Del Greco (Sports editor.  Born, Lodi, NJ, 1906; died, Hackensack, NJ, Sept. 16, 1970.)  A colorful character with a colorful style, Albert Del Greco was the sports columnist for the Bergen Evening Record in Hackensack, N.J., for 41 years (1929-70).  During most of that period, Del Greco was also the sports editor of the […]

Franklin P. Adams

Franklin P. Adams (Columnist.  Born, Chicago, IL, Nov. 15, 1881; died, New York, NY, Mar. 30, 1960.)  Probably no writer other than Franklin Pierce Adams can claim to have helped put three men indelibly into the consciousness of baseball fans everywhere forever.  Adams started his newspaper career in Chicago but (except for military service in […]

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