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Wilbur Wood

Wilbur Wood (Sports editor.  Born, Kansas City, KS, Jan. 1, 1892; died, Hollywood, FL, Mar. 18, 1968.)  Among the most important boxing writers of his era, Wilbur Wood became the last sports editor of the original Sun.  Wood became a reporter in 1913 when he joined the old St. Louis Republic.  He later became a […]

Edward P. Weston

Edward P. Weston (Pedestrian.  Born, Providence, RI, Mar. 15, 1839; died, Brooklyn, NY, May 12, 1929.)  Starting in 1861, Edward Payson Weston established himself as America’s leading pedestrian and began a fad of competitive walking.  Weston, a one-time copy boy for the Herald, was the first U.S. star of six-day walking competitions and dominated the […]

Dave Waldstein

Dave Waldstein  (Sportswriter.  Born, Boston, MA, Dec. 28, 1962.)  After a couple of different roles with the Boston Herald and a two-year tour with a magazine, David Waldstein joined the Post in 1991, where he eventually became the lead reporter on the Mets beat.  Waldstein moved to the Star-Ledger in 2000, where he continued covering […]

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 […]

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 […]

Sad Sam Jones

Sad Sam Jones (Baseball.  Born, Woodsfield, OH, July 26, 1892; died, Barnesville, OH, July 6, 1966.)  A righthander who was 21-8 for the Yankees’ first World Series champions in 1923, Samuel Pond Jones owed his nickname to W.O. McGeehan of the Herald, who called him “Sad Sam, Sorrowful Sage from Woodsfield” because of his dour […]

Bob Considine

Bob Considine (Sportswriter.  Born, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1906; died, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 1975.)  Although noted in journalistic circles for his column “On the Line with Considine” that was syndicated from 1933 to the week of his death, Robert Bernard Considine began his newspaper career as a sportswriter and never strayed too far […]

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