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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 […]

Jerry Izenberg

Jerry Izenberg (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Sept. 10, 1930.)  Since August 1962, Jerry Izenberg has written more than 10,000 columns for the sports pages of the Newark Star-Ledger and the paper’s website, nj.com, as “columnist emeritus.”  Izenberg went to The Star-Ledger after three years with the Herald Tribune at the insistence of the sports editors […]

Bob Cooke

Bob Cooke (Sports editor.  Born, Paterson, NJ, Feb. 24, 1912; died, Riverhead, NY, May 7, 1987.)  A hockey player at Yale, Robert B. Cooke became a baseball writer in 1938, covering mainly the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Herald Tribune, a beat to which he returned after Army service during World War II.  In 1948, Helen […]

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