New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Stanley Woodward

Stanley Woodward (Sports editor.  Born, Worcester, MA, June 5, 1895; died, White Plains, NY, Nov. 29, 1965.)  One of the most colorful and respected sports editors in the annals of New York journalism, Rufus Stanley Woodward, Jr., served two terms as head of the sports department at the fabled Herald Tribune.  Woodward played football at […]

Stan Isaacs

Stan Isaacs (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 22, 1929.)  As a sportswriter, columnist, sports editor, and observer of the world scene, Stan Isaacs consistently brought a sense of irreverence coupled with keen observation to his work.  Isaacs started as a copy boy at the New York Star in 1949 while a student at Brooklyn College.  […]

Herb Goren

Herb Goren (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 5, 1916; died, Manhasset, NY, Feb. 8, 1991.)  A bright, affable, and engaging man as well as an excellent craftsman, Herbert Goren was also something of a prodigy.  Goren broke in with The Sun in 1933 and began writing baseball.  He introduced a column in 1935 as a […]

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