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Dick Young

Dick Young (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 17, 1917; died, New York, NY, Aug. 31, 1987.)  From the day he started to cover baseball in 1943 until just before his death 44 years later, Richard Leonard Young was the most quoted, controversial, and widely-read sportswriter in New York for the better part of four […]

Phil Pepe

Phil Pepe (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Mar. 21, 1935.)  Starting at the World-Telegram in April 1957, Philip Francis Pepe became a top baseball and boxing writer.  Pepe went through the merger that created the ill-fated World Journal Tribune in 1966 and the strike that delayed its launch.  When the combined paper closed May 5, […]

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