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Fred Lieb

Fred Lieb (Sportswriter. Born, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 6, 1888; died, Houston, TX, June 3, 1980.) From railroad clerk to national president of the B.B.W.A.A., Frederick George Lieb was among the best-known New York baseball writers of the 1920s. Lieb spent six years in his youth as a clerk for the Norfolk and Western Railroad, but […]

Wahoo McDaniel

Wahoo McDaniel (Pro football. Born, Bernice, LA, June 19, 1938; died, Houston, TX, April 18, 2002.) Son of a Choctaw Indian, Edward Wahoo McDaniel was a linebacker who spent two seasons (1964-65) with the Jets. Arriving in the year the Jets moved into the new Shea Stadium, McDaniel became a promotional tool for Jets president […]

Nat Fleischer

Nat Fleischer (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 3, 1887; died, New York, NY, June 25, 1972.)  Considered the world’s foremost boxing authority during his lifetime, Nathaniel Stanley Fleischer started out to be a schoolteacher.  Fleischer taught in New York City schools for four years (1908-12) after graduating from City College.  Then the sportswriting urge […]

Dan Daniel

Dan Daniel (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, June 6, 1890; died, Pompano Beach, FL, July 1, 1981.)  One of the most prolific and respected sportswriters in baseball and boxing, Dan Daniel got sidetracked on his way to becoming a doctor.  Born Daniel Margovitz, his name became a byline that said simply “By Daniel.”  While a […]

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