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Lou Jorda

Lou Jorda (Baseball.  Born, New Orleans, LA, May 22, 1893; died, Largo, FL, May 27, 1964.)  In an almost unique circumstance, Louis D. Jorda had two tours as an N.L. umpire separated by eight seasons in the I.L. (1932-39).  Jorda came up from the Southern League to the N.L. in 1927 and worked until 1931.  […]

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 […]

W.C. Heinz

W.C. Heinz (Sportswriter.  Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Jan. 11, 1915; died, Bennington, VT, Feb. 26, 2008.)  Justly celebrated as one of the most perceptive writers in the field, Wilfred Charles Heinz spent over a dozen years on the staff of the original New York Sun.  Following the demise of The Sun on Jan. 4, 1950, […]

Ring Lardner

Ring Lardner (Sportswriting. Born, Niles, MI, Mar. 6, 1885; died, East Hampton, NY, Sept. 25, 1933.) It was sportswriting that made Ringgold W. Lardner famous but it was his other work that made him wealthy. In the 1920s, Lardner began contributing articles to the Saturday Evening Post magazine and writing sketches for the Ziegfeld Follies. […]

Stanley Frank

Stanley Frank (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Apr. 22, 1908; died, New York, NY, Jan. 6, 1979.)  A sportswriter and later sports columnist for the New York Post, Stanley B. Frank served as a war correspondent in his last year on the paper (1944-45).  Frank then became a leading writer of magazine articles on sports, […]

Bozeman Bulger

Bozeman Bulger (Sportswriter.  Born, Dadeville, AL, Nov. 22, 1877, died, Lynbrook, LI, May 22, 1932.)  A lawyer and military officer, Bozeman Bulger was also a leading baseball writer for The Evening World for most of a quarter-century.  Bulger joined The Evening World in 1905, was a charter member of the B.B.W.A.A. in 1908, and was with […]

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