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Robert Ripley

Robert Ripley (Cartoonist.  Born, Santa Rosa, CA, Dec. 25, 1893; died, New York, NY, May 27, 1949.)  The man who created the internationally-known “Believe It or Not,” Robert LeRoy Ripley came to New York as a sports cartoonist.  Ripley started his career in San Francisco as the Bulletin’s sports cartoonist in 1909.  In 1913, he […]

Fred Lieb

Fred Lieb (Sportswriter. Born, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 6, 1888; died, Houston, TX, June 3, 1980.) From railroad clerk to national president of the B.B.W.A.A., Frederick George Lieb was among the best-known New York baseball writers of the 1920s. Lieb spent six years in his youth as a clerk for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, but […]

Lawrence Perry

Lawrence Perry (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Nov. 10, 1875; died, Glen Ridge, NJ, Sept. 6, 1954.)  Among the first syndicated sports columnists in the U.S., Lawrence Perry was also the founding editor of Yachting Magazine, a novelist, and a playwright.  Perry left Princeton in 1897 to join The Sun evening editions as a writer, spent […]

Walter Fletcher

Walter Fletcher (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 20, 1906; died, Niceville, FL, Feb. 15, 2000.)  Born Walter Fleischer, Walter Ralph Fletcher became America’s premier dog show writer while with The New York Times.  Graduating from City College in February 1927, Fletcher was hired by Evening Post sports editor Paul Newman for the night sports […]

George H. Daley

George H. Daley (Sports editor.  Born, New York, NY, Dec. 26, 1869; died, New York, NY, Feb. 8, 1938.)  Considered the longest-serving sports editor in New York newspaper history, George Herbert Daley edited sports pages for over 40 years at three major dailies.  Daley graduated Union College in 1892 as a civil engineer but found […]

Harry Cross

Harry Cross (Sportswriter.  Born, New Britain, CT, Sept. 9, 1881; died, New York, NY, Apr. 3, 1946.)  Considered to be one of the most authoritative writers of his era, Harry E. Cross was an expert on such sports as curling, figure skating, polo, and rowing, as well as baseball, football, and boxing.  Except for golf […]

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