New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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Stanley Woodward

Stanley Woodward (Sports editor.  Born, Worcester, MA, June 5, 1895; died, White Plains, NY, Nov. 29, 1965.)  One of the most colorful and respected sports editors in the annals of New York journalism, Rufus Stanley Woodward, Jr., served two terms as head of the sports department at the fabled Herald Tribune.  Woodward played football at […]

Don Williams

Don Williams (Sportswriter.  Born, Jamaica, NY, Aug. 31, 1932; died, Westbury, NY, Sept. 1, 2011.)  A quiet, unassuming presence, Clement Donald Williams spent nearly a half-century covering sports, primarily pro football.  Williams was hired by the Long Island Press in 1950 and worked a wide range of inside jobs at the paper, moving into sports […]

Dave Waldstein

Dave Waldstein  (Sportswriter.  Born, Boston, MA, Dec. 28, 1962.)  After a couple of different roles with the Boston Herald and a two-year tour with a magazine, David Waldstein joined the Post in 1991, where he eventually became the lead reporter on the Mets beat.  Waldstein moved to the Star-Ledger in 2000, where he continued covering […]

Red Hoffman

Red Hoffman (Sportswriter.  Born, Minneapolis, MN, Aug. 12, 1918; died, Plainfield, NJ, May 21, 2005.)  The leading New Jersey golf expert for more than a half-century, Arthur Kyle Hoffman started at the Newark Evening News, then the largest newspaper in the state, in November 1946.  Hoffman remained with the News until it closed Aug. 30, […]

Dick Carmody

Dick Carmody (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 5, 1927; died, Euclid, OH, June 24, 1994.)  After 25 years (1952-77) at the Long Island Press, Richard Thomas Carmody moved to The Star-Ledger of Newark, N.J., following the closing of the Press Mar. 25, 1977.  Carmody was a general sportswriter who handled a myriad of assignments, including many college […]

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