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Roger Kahn

Roger Kahn (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 31, 1927.)  Joining the New York Herald Tribune fresh out of N.Y.U. in 1948, Roger Kahn began his career as a general assignment reporter but gravitated to sports.  During that period, Kahn covered the Dodgers in Brooklyn but left the paper in 1955 to become a contributor to […]

Willard Mullin

Willard Mullin (Cartoonist. Born, Franklin, OH, Sept, 14, 1902; died, Corpus Christi, TX, Dec. 21, 1978.) Rarely has the combination of erudition and artistic skill that was Willard Mullin been brought to bear on the comic possibilities of sports. Although he certainly had his serious side and created some deeply poignant drawings, the bulk of […]

Pete Axthelm

Pete Axthelm (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 27, 1943; died, Pittsburgh, PA, Feb. 2, 1991.)  Joining the Herald Tribune following his graduation from Yale in 1965, Peter Axthelm covered primarily thoroughbred racing.  After the closure of the paper in April 1966, Axthelm went to Sports Illustrated as a racing writer.  During this time, he […]

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