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Mel Woody

Mel Woody (Sportswriter.  Born, Los Angeles, CA, Dec. 18, 1922; died, Anderson, SC, Mar. 15, 2007.)  As the last writer for the Newark Evening News to cover the baseball Giants, Esteen Melvin Woody also was the last to cover the Mets before the paper folded Aug. 31, 1972.  Woody joined the News in 1947 as […]

Kathy Willens

Kathy Willens (Photographer.  Born, Detroit, MI, Dec. 8, 1949.)  Starting as a freelancer for suburban newspapers in the Detroit area, Kathy Ann Willens has become one of the most honored Associated Press photographers both in and out of sports.  Willens has traveled extensively for the A.P., in Latin America, the Caribbean, and world hot spots […]

Frank Ramos

Frank Ramos (Public relations.  Born, Valley Stream, NY, Aug. 5, 1938.)  The longest-serving public relations representative for a single New York pro team, Frank R. Ramos was the Jets’ head publicist for 36 years (1966-2002).  Ramos joined the Jets in June 1963, as the assistant to Joe Cahill, his former boss at West Point.  Ramos […]

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