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Bill Taylor

Bill Taylor (Sportswriter.  Born, New Bedford, MA, May 31, 1901; died, Port Washington, NY, Jan. 6, 1966.)  As the first sportswriter to win a Pulitzer Prize and the only one to win it for contemporaneous reporting, William H. Taylor stands alone in his field.  Taylor graduated Dartmouth in 1923 and joined the Herald Tribune, where […]

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 […]

Herbert Bayard Swope

Herbert Bayard Swope (Horse racing.  Born, St. Louis, MO, Jan. 5, 1882; died, New York, NY, June 20, 1958.)  Perhaps the most famous New York newspaperman of his time, Herbert Bayard Swope was a horse racing buff.  Swope was executive editor of The World, created the first “op-ed” page, won the first Pulitzer Prize for reporting […]

Arthur Daley

Arthur Daley (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, July 31, 1904; died, New York, NY, Jan. 3, 1974.)  Arthur Daley was the first reporter ever sent abroad by The New York Times on a sports assignment when he went to Berlin for the Olympic Games in 1936, but that was perhaps the least of his accomplishments […]

Bill Brady

Billy Brady (Boxing, bike racing.  Born, San Francisco, CA, June 19, 1863; died, New York, NY, Jan. 6, 1950.)  A successful Broadway producer and sports promoter, Billy Brady was also a theatre operator and the only man to manage two heavyweight champions.  Brady promoted bike racing champion Major Taylor and managed both James J. Corbett and […]

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