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Sam Taub

Sam Taub (Broadcaster.  Born, New York, NY, Sept. 10, 1886; died, New York, NY, July 10, 1979.)  Once the most famous name in boxing broadcasting, Sam Taub began his career in New York sports as a copy boy for the old Morning Telegraph, then edited by famed former western gunslinger Bat Masterson (q.v.).  The young […]

Barney Nagler

Barney Nagler (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 24, 1912; died, Freehold, NJ, Oct. 22, 1990.)  Becoming a sportswriter in 1937 under Harry Singer at the Bronx Home News, Bernard Nagler was one of the outstanding writers of his era with a special affinity for boxing.  Nagler did not move to the Post when that paper […]

Tom Meany

Tom Meany (Sportswriter. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 21, 1903; died, New York, NY, Sept. 11, 1964.) A well-travelled but very skilled member of the sportswriting corps, Thomas William Meany was also the Mets’ first public relations director in 1962. Meany covered the Dodgers for the Brooklyn Daily Times for six seasons, starting in 1923, and […]

Gene Fowler

Gene Fowler (Sportswriter.  Born, Denver, CO, Mar. 8, 1890; died, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1960.)  A newspaperman in his native Denver, Gene Fowler joined the sports staff of the New York American in Sept. 1918 on the recommendation of Damon Runyon.  Fowler, born Eugene Devlan, was adopted by his stepfather as a youngster and […]

John Drebinger

John Drebinger (Sportswriter.  Born, Staten Island, NY, Mar. 23, 1891; died, Greensboro, NC, Oct. 22, 1979.)  A series of mishaps shaped the life of John Drebinger but did not prevent him from becoming one of New York’s longest-serving baseball writers.  Drebinger had planned a career as a concert pianist but seriously injured his thumb while […]

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