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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 […]

Jim Roach

Jim Roach (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Dec. 20, 1907; died, New York, NY, Mar. 16, 1978.)  James Pilkington Roach was one of the few sports editors universally respected throughout the newspaper industry by both his staff and his competitors. His wit, charm and relentless manners marked him as an unusual man in a field […]

Red Smith

Red Smith (Sportswriter.  Born, Green Bay, WI, Sept. 25, 1905; died, New Canaan, CT, Jan. 15, 1982.)  A graduate of Notre Dame, Walter Wellesley Smith began his newspaper career in 1927 with the Milwaukee Sentinel.  He then progressed to the St. Louis Star (1928) and the Philadelphia Record (1937).  He started to gain nationwide fame in […]

Frank Graham

Frank Graham (Sportswriting.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 13, 1893; died, New York, NY, Mar. 9, 1965.)  There is little doubt that Frank Graham was one of the major forces in the evolution of sportswriting in New York.  His keen ear for dialogue and incredible memory enabled him to recreate dugout and lockerroom conversation verbatim […]

Ira Berkow

Ira Berkow (Sportswriter.  Born, Chicago, IL, Jan. 7, 1940.)  With a tour at the Minneapolis Tribune and nearly a decade at the Newspaper Enterprise Association behind him, Ira Berkow joined The New York Times in 1981.  Berkow became a “Sports of The Times” columnist on a regular basis and his exhibited a willingness to attack […]

Dave Anderson

 Dave Anderson (Sportswriter.  Born, Troy, NY, May 6, 1929.)  Among the unusual distinctions Dave Anderson has earned during his career as one of America’s top sportswriters is that he was the last beat writer ever to cover the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle.  Indeed, Anderson was preparing to go to spring training when the […]

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