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Marty Lader

Marty Lader  (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, Jan. 29, 1936.)  During his 33-year career at U.P.I. (1960-93), Martin Lader became a leading wire service authority on tennis, regularly covering the U.S. Open and other major events.  Lader began at what was then United Press in 1956 as an agate clerk.  (The organization became U.P.I. in 1958 when […]

Herb Scharfman

Herb Scharfman (Photographer.  Born, Chicago, IL, Aug. 24, 1911; died, Scottsdale, AZ, Feb. 21, 1998.)  Herb Scharfman became one of the best known photographers in sports through his work in the pages of Sports Illustrated, but he actually got his start as a motorcycle messenger for the International News Services’ photo division.  Scharfman joined I.N.S. in […]

Carl Lundquist

Carl Lundquist (Sportswriter. Born, Kansas City, KS, Oct. 24, 1913; died, Port Orange, FL, Aug. 26, 2000.) During the days when three wire services competed to supply news to American newspapers, Carl Wesley Lundquist was the lead writer on the World Series for the United Press. Lundquist covered the first of his 14 World Series […]

Frank Litsky

Frank Litsky (Sportswriter. Born, Waterbury, CT, August 15, 1926.) After graduation from the U. of Connecticut in 1946, Franklyn Lloyd Litsky joined the United Press bureau in nearby Hartford as a deskman but moved the next year to New York as assistant sports editor at U.P. Radio where he served until 1956 when he moved […]

Zander Hollander

Zander Hollander (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 24, 1923.)  It took a series of five strikes that shut down the New York newspapers to do it, but Zander Hollander eventually formed a company that produced more than 200 sports books over nearly a quarter-century.  Hollander joined United Press in 1946, working on the overnight shift […]

Roscoe McGowen

Roscoe McGowen (Sportswriter. Born, Alta, IA, July 16, 1886; died, North Woodstock, CT, Nov. 5, 1966.) A former telegraph operator with a baso profundo voice, Roscoe Emmitt McGowen lent his considerable skills to baseball writing at The New York Times for 30 years (1929-59) and to the B.B.W.A.A. New York chapter annual dinner for even […]

Oscar Fraley

Oscar Fraley (Sportswriter.  Born, Philadelphia, PA, Aug. 2, 1914; died, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Jan. 6, 1994.)  Starting as a golf writer in Philadelphia in 1937, Oscar Fraley became a noted wire service columnist and author.  Fraley joined the United Press (which became U.P.I. in 1958) in 1940.  He came to New York to take over […]

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