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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 […]

Zander Hollander

Zander Hollander (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 24, 1923.)  It took a series of five strikes that shut down the New York newspapers to do it, but Zander Hollander eventually formed a company that produced more than 200 sports books over nearly a quarter-century.  Hollander joined United Press in 1946, working on the overnight shift […]

Steve Hirdt

Steve Hirdt (Statistician.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 11, 1951.)  Since he joined the Elias Sports Bureau in 1970 while still an undergraduate at Fordham, Stephen T. Hirdt has become one of the nation’s most respected sports statisticians.  From 1982-2005, Hirdt was director of information for ABC-TV’s “Monday Night Football,” working over 400 telecasts, including seven […]

Bob Page

Bob Page (Sportscaster.  Born, Covington, KY, Nov. 23, 1951.)  Robert Lionel Page, Jr., was host of “Sports Desk” on the MSG Network for over 10 years (1988-98) and hosted the twice-daily ABC Radio show, “Speaking of Sports,” previously hosted by Howard Cosell.  Starting in 1991, the outspoken and direct Page also hosted an interview on […]

Howard Cosell

Howard Cosell (Sportscaster.  Born, Winston-Salem, NC, Mar. 25, 1918; died, New York, NY, Apr. 23, 1995.)  A truly flamboyant character, Howard Cosell, born Howard William Cohen, forsook his legal training in favor of a career behind the microphone and, more importantly, in front of a camera.  Cosell, an N.Y.U. and N.Y.U. Law graduate, began his […]

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