New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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John Drebinger

John Drebinger (Sportswriter.  Born, Staten Island, NY, Mar. 23, 1891; died, Greensboro, NC, Oct. 22, 1979.)  A series of mishaps shaped the life of John Drebinger but did not prevent him from becoming one of New York’s longest-serving baseball writers.  Drebinger had planned a career as a concert pianist but seriously injured his thumb while […]

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 […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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