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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 […]

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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