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Hype Igoe

Hype Igoe (Sportswriter.  Born, Santa Cruz, CA, June 13, 1885; died, Queens, NY, Feb. 11, 1945.)  Coming from California in 1907 as a sports cartoonist, Herbert A. Igoe became one of New York’s leading boxing writers.  After a brief sojourn at the Evening Journal under the eye of his sponsor, Tad Dorgan, Igoe spent 20 years […]

Frank Graham

Frank Graham (Sportswriting.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 13, 1893; died, New York, NY, Mar. 9, 1965.)  There is little doubt that Frank Graham was one of the major forces in the evolution of sportswriting in New York.  His keen ear for dialogue and incredible memory enabled him to recreate dugout and lockerroom conversation verbatim […]

Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle (Swimming.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 23, 1906; died, Wyckoff, NJ, Nov. 30, 2003.)  As the youngest athlete ever to set a world record in a major sport, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a performer who once set seven world records in a single day, Gertrude Caroline Ederle is […]

Dave Anderson

 Dave Anderson (Sportswriter.  Born, Troy, NY, May 6, 1929.)  Among the unusual distinctions Dave Anderson has earned during his career as one of America’s top sportswriters is that he was the last beat writer ever to cover the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle.  Indeed, Anderson was preparing to go to spring training when the […]

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