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Joe Vila

Joe Vila (Sports editor.  Born, Boston, MA, Sept. 16, 1866; died, New York, NY, Apr. 27, 1934.)  Among the more significant and influential sportswriters and sports editors of the first third of the 20th century was Joseph Spencer Vila.  Starting in his native Boston, Vila went through a series of newspapers both there and in [...]

Grantland Rice

Grantland Rice (Sportswriter.  Born, Murfreesboro, TN, Nov. 1, 1880; died, New York, NY, July 13, 1954.)  Perhaps the most legendary name in American sportswriting, Henry Grantland Rice was also one of the kindest, most pleasant men in a profession often populated by the abrasive.  Rice, a good athlete in his time, played football and baseball at [...]

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 [...]

Bill Paschal

Bill Paschal (Pro football.  Born, Atlanta, GA, May 28, 1921; died, Marietta, GA,May 25, 2003.)  Twice N.F.L. rushing champion during World War II, William A. Paschal was signed for $1,500 by the Giants in 1943 on the recommendation of sports columnist Grantland Rice.  Paschal had been working as a switchman for the Central of Georgia [...]

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