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John Kieran

John Kieran (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 2, 1892; died, Rockport, MA, Dec. 10, 1981.)  Probably the most intellectual sports columnist ever in New York, John Francis Kieran was also the first regularly by-lined sportswriter ever at The New York Times.  Kieran graduated from Fordham in 1912 and joined The Times for the first […]

Joe Durso

Joe Durso (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, June 22, 1924; died, Stony Brook, NY, Dec. 31, 2004.)  Known in baseball press boxes as “The Count,” Joseph Paul Durso was an elegant baseball writer for The New York Times for over two decades who later wrote extensively about thoroughbred racing.  In the 1970s, Durso covered primarily […]

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 […]

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 […]

Harvey Araton

Harvey Araton (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 17, 1952.)  After a professional odyssey that took him to all of the other daily papers then operating in the five boroughs, Harvey J. Araton landed at The New York Times in 1991.  Araton became one of the small group of regular writers of the Sports of […]

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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