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Gene Fowler

Gene Fowler (Sportswriter.  Born, Denver, CO, Mar. 8, 1890; died, Los Angeles, CA, July 2, 1960.)  A newspaperman in his native Denver, Gene Fowler joined the sports staff of the New York American in Sept. 1918 on the recommendation of Damon Runyon.  Fowler, born Eugene Devlan, was adopted by his stepfather as a youngster and […]

Bill Farnsworth

Bill Farnsworth (Sports editor.  Born, Milbury, MA, June 7, 1885; died, New York, NY, July 10, 1945.)  Part of the triumvirate of Hearst newspaper stars who dominated the boxing business in New York in the 1920s, Wilton Simpson Farnsworth was sports editor of the Evening Journal for its last 12 years (1925-37).  Farnsworth teamed with […]

Tad Dorgan

Tad Dorgan  (Cartoonist.  Born, San Francisco, CA, Apr. 28, 1877; died, Great Neck, NY, May 2, 1929.)  Thomas Aloysius Dorgan was known universally as “TAD” for his signature on his sports cartoons. But more than a cartoonist, Dorgan was a sportswriter of some note and a phrasemaker who contributed much of the language and slang […]

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