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Stanley Woodward

Stanley Woodward (Sports editor.  Born, Worcester, MA, June 5, 1895; died, White Plains, NY, Nov. 29, 1965.)  One of the most colorful and respected sports editors in the annals of New York journalism, Rufus Stanley Woodward, Jr., served two terms as head of the sports department at the fabled Herald Tribune.  Woodward played football at […]

Jesse Abramson

Jesse Abramson (Sportswriter.  Born, Mountain Dale, NY, Mar. 11, 1904; died, Mount Vernon, NY, June 11, 1979.)  In the sports world, the term “walking encyclopedia” is applied to anyone with above-average knowledge of a particular sport.  Jesse Abramson was one of those rare people to whom the term could realistically be applied.  Abramson was a […]

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