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Joe Williams

Joe Williams (Sportswriter.  Born, Memphis, TN, Dec. 12, 1889; died, Parsippany, NJ, Feb. 14, 1972.)  Among the finest sports columnists ever in New York, Joseph Peter Williams, Sr., was also a long-time sports editor.  Williams became sports editor and lead columnist of the Telegram when it was purchased by the Scripps-Howard chain in 1927.  He had […]

Quentin Reynolds

Quentin Reynolds (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 11, 1902; died, Travis A.F.B., CA, Mar. 17, 1965.)  A campus boxing champion and varsity football player at Brown, Quentin James Reynolds began his career as a sportswriter at the Brooklyn Daily Times.  Reynolds moved to the Evening World, then to the International News Service (1932-33) after […]

Walter St.Denis

 Walter St. Denis (Sports editor.  Born, Pembroke, Ont., Mar. 19, 1877; died, New York, NY, Feb. 15, 1947.)  When boxing returned to New York as a legal sport in 1911, the Frawley Law did not permit official decisions on bouts.  Fans (and bettors) turned to newspaper experts for the determination of winners (and losers).  Of the […]

Burris Jenkins

Burris Jenkins (Cartoonist.  Born, Indianapolis, IN, Oct. 8, 1896; died, Hollywood, FL, Feb. 26, 1966.)  Although he came to be regarded as one of the top sports cartoonists in America during his 35-year career with the New York Journal and Journal-American, Burris Atkins Jenkins, Jr. came to that station in life by a circuitous route. […]

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 […]

Hugh Fullerton

Hugh Fullerton (Sportswriter.  Born, Hillsboro, OH, Sept. 10, 1873; died, Clearwater, FL, Dec. 27, 1945.)  Among the first sportswriters to question the honesty of the 1919 World Series, which proved to be fixed, was Hugh Stuart Fullerton, then of the Evening Mail.  Fullerton joined the Chicago Record in 1893, shifting to the Chicago Tribune a […]

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