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Bill Travers

Bill Travers (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, June 27, 1931.)  William R. Travers was a general assignment reporter at the Daily Mirror (1956-63) before the paper closed Oct. 16, 1963.  Travers then became the scholastic sports editor for the Daily News for 30 years (1963-93).  He is a graduate of St. Francis College in Brooklyn.

Arthur Richman

Arthur Richman (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1926; died, New York, NY, March 25, 2009.)  A sportswriter with the Daily Mirror for the last two decades of the paper’s existence, Arthur Sherman Richman then became an executive with the Mets and, later, the Yankees.  Richman’s career in New York sports spans more than […]

Ken Smith

Ken Smith (Sportswriter.  Born, Danbury, CT, Jan. 8, 1902; died, Palatine Bridge, NY, Mar. 1, 1991.)  A diminutive man who became a large figure in baseball, Ken Smith came to New York to join the tabloid Evening Graphic.  In 1932, when the Graphic folded, Smith was of sufficient stature to land at the Daily Mirror, where […]

Bill Slocum, Sr.

Bill Slocum, Sr. (Sportswriter.  Born, Winsted, CT, Dec. 17, 1883; died, New York, NY, May 6, 1943.)  Among the most prominent baseball writers and sports editors of his era, William Joseph Slocum started his rise with the Waterbury (Conn.) American in 1906.  Slocum became sports editor of the American, that city’s afternoon paper, in 1908, but […]

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 […]

Steve Jacobson

Steve Jacobson (Sportswriter.  Born, Long Beach, NY, Sept. 19, 1934.)  A sportswriter at Newsday for over four decades, Stephen Alan Jacobson became a featured columnist in 1979.  Jacobson joined the Newsday sports staff in 1960 and spent a large part of his first 19 years there covering the Mets and Yankees.  In 1988, his body […]

Leonard Lewin

Leonard Lewin (Sportswriter. Born, The Bronx, NY, Jan. 23, 1917; died, Tampa, FL, Mar. 22, 2004.) For more than a half-century, the byline of Leonard Ralph Lewin topped sports stories in New York newspapers. Lewin began with the Daily Mirror in February 1937, thanks to his uncle, Murray Lewin, the paper’s boxing editor. Leonard Lewin […]

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 […]

Murray Goodman

Murray Goodman (Public relations.  Born, Pekrokov, Russia, Jan. 1, 1914; died, Toms River, NJ, Mar. 8, 1996.)  Coming to the United States at age five, Murray Goodman grew up into the sports field in the 1920s, the so-called “Golden Age of American Sports,” but once became so disgusted with the business that he became a […]

Ed Frayne

Ed Frayne (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 8, 1892; died, Van Nuys, CA, Nov. 26, 1944.)  Returning from California in November 1926, Edward J. Frayne became sports editor of the New York American, the morning broadsheet owned by William Randolph Hearst.  Hearst also owned the tabloid Daily Mirror (started just two years earlier) and […]

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