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Hugh Fullerton

Hugh Fullerton (Sportswriter.  Born, Hillsboro, OH, Sept. 10, 1873; died, Clearwater, FL, Dec. 27, 1945.)  Among the first sportswriters to question the honesty of the 1919 World Series, which proved to be fixed, was Hugh Stuart Fullerton, then of the Evening Mail.  Fullerton joined the Chicago Record in 1893, shifting to the Chicago Tribune a […]

Ron Frehm

Ron Frehm (Photographer.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Sept. 21, 1942.)  For nearly 40 years, Ron Frehm was a press photographer concentrating primarily on New York sports.  Frehm spent five years (1964-69) with what was then known as Gannett Westchester Newspapers.  In 1969, he moved to the A.P., and became one of their primary sports photographers, covering […]

Dennis D’Agostino

Dennis D’Agostino (Public relations.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 31, 1957.)  A Fordham graduate whose career began with the A.P., Dennis D’Agostino later worked for both the Mets and Knicks.  D’Agostino was a statistician and sportswriter for the A.P. (1978-83) before serving as the Mets’ assistant public relations director for five seasons (1983-87).  He then joined […]

Murray Chass

Murray Chass (Sportswriter.  Born, Pittsburgh, PA, Oct. 12, 1938.)  After more than 150 years, redefining baseball coverage was not a simple task, yet it was one accomplished by Murray Chass after he joined The New York Times in 1969.  Chass’ arrival at The Times was nearly coincident with the energizing of the Players Association and […]

Joe Carnicelli

Joe Carnicelli (Sports editor. Born, Brooklyn, NY, March 21, 1942.)  Joseph Peter Carnicelli, although he spent much of his career as a public relations executive, is distinguished by his service as a sports editor at United Press International  (1976-84) and SportsTicker (1987-96). Teamed with the dynamic columnist-sports editor Milton Richman, Carnicelli helped make the outmanned U.P.I. […]

Tom Canavan

Tom Canavan (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Jan. 21, 1954.)  As New Jersey sports editor for The Associated Press since Oct. 1984, Thomas Francis Canavan is responsible for a wide range of professional and collegiate sports coverage in the state.  Canavan handles coverage of the N.F.L. Giants, the N.B.A. Nets, and the N.H.L. Devils, as well as […]

Hal Bock

Hal Bock (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, May 11, 1939.)  A principal sports columnist for The Associated Press, Harold I. Bock is thought to have covered more World Series and Super Bowls than any other A.P. writer.  Bock began covering both events in 1968 and by 1980 began writing columns.  He became a columnist full-time […]

Bernie Beglane

Bernie Beglane (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Jan. 12, 1927.)  Following a 25-year career with newspapers in Queens, Bernard Patrick Beglane became an industrious academic and ubiquitous Associated Press correspondent.  Beglane joined the Long Island Star-Journal in Long Island City in 1952 and later was with the Long Island Press in Jamaica until it closed […]

Edward J. Neil

Edward J. Neil (Sportswriter.  Born, Methuen, MA, Jan. 17, 1900; died, Saragossa, Spain, Jan. 2, 1938.)  A former football player and track weightman at Bowdoin College, Edward Joseph Neil, Jr., joined The Associated Press in Boston after graduation.  Neil was transferred to Baltimore and came to New York in 1926 as a sportswriter.  He was […]

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