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Linc Werden

Linc Werden (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 12, 1904; died, Brooklyn Heights, NY, Nov. 25, 1980.)  Graduating from the High School of Commerce and then attending Columbia with Lou Gehrig, Lincoln August Werden early determined that his sports career, if any, lay in areas other than competition on the field.  After his graduation from […]

Bill Richardson

Bill Richardson (Sportswriter.  Born, Milwaukee, WI, Apr. 18, 1885; died, Cornwall, NY, Aug. 8, 1947.)  Joining The New York Times in 1921, William Duncan Richardson began covering golf the next year, the first staff writer at the paper regularly to do so.  Priorly, The Times’ golf coverage was supplied by local clubs, part-time correspondents, or […]

Scotty Reston

Scotty Reston (Sportswriting.  Born, Clydeback, Scotland, Nov. 3, 1909; died, Washington, DC, Dec. 6, 1995.)  To call James Barrett Reston a sportswriter may be somewhat like calling Ted Williams a great fisherman, yet it was sportswriting that put him in the newspaper business and sportswriting that brought him to New York.  Reston came to the […]

Maureen Orcutt

Maureen Orcutt (Golf.  Born, New York, Apr. 1, 1907; died, Durham, N.C., Jan. 9, 2007.)   One of the “Big Four” of women’s golf in the 1930s and 1940s, Maureen Orcutt was a dominant figure in her sport as an amateur in the days before the formation of the women’s pro tour.  She was a leading […]

Louis Effrat

Louis Effrat (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 21, 1910; died, Royal Palm Beach, FL, Sept. 1, 1988.)  For nearly 50 years, Louis Effrat was associated with The New York Times, most of that time as a sportswriter.  Effrat began at The Times as a cityside copy boy in 1927.  He soon gravitated to sports […]

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