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

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Joe Williams

Joe Williams (Sportswriter.  Born, Memphis, TN, Dec. 12, 1889; died, Parsippany, NJ, Feb. 14, 1972.)  Among the finest sports columnists ever in New York, Joseph Peter Williams, Sr., was also a long-time sports editor.  Williams became sports editor and lead columnist of the Telegram when it was purchased by the Scripps-Howard chain in 1927.  He had […]

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 […]

Pat McDonough

Pat McDonough (Sportswriter. Born, Fargo, ND, Mar. 11, 1906; died, Kearny, NJ, Mar. 1, 1996.) On July 1, 1925, when the Evening Telegram was still located at 73 Dey Street in Manhattan, Patrick J. McDonough reported to work as a copy boy. In 1927, McDonough – who was known as “the figure filbert of the […]

Joe Donnelly

Joe Donnelly (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 20, 1935.)  Initially a general assignment reporter at the World-Telegram & Sun (1958-60), Joseph T. Donnelly went on to become a regular baseball writer for Newsday.  Donnelly moved to Sport magazine in 1960 as an editor and writer.  He left Sport in 1962 to become a U.P.I. sportswriter […]

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