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Abe Yager

Abe Yager (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, July 13, 1870; died, Brooklyn, NY, Aug. 22, 1930.)  As first sports editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, Abe Yager created the paper’s sports section.  Yager, who was to spend his entire 45-year working career with the Eagle, was hired in 1885.  Shortly thereafter, he began handling the small […]

Len Wooster

Len Wooster (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 9, 1874; died, East Meadow, NY, May 25, 1958.)  For almost half a century, Leonard F. Wooster was on the staff of the Brooklyn Daily Times.  Wooster joined the paper (which was founded in 1848) as a copy boy in 1888.  By the turn of the 20th […]

Thomas S. Rice

Thomas S. Rice (Sportswriter.  Born, Baltimore, MD, Feb. 21, 1878; died, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 14, 1942.)  Perhaps uniquely among sportswriters of his time, Thomas S. Rice was a practicing lawyer who spent 18 years (1911-29) with the Brooklyn Eagle.  Rice, who often signed his copy with only his last name, covered the Dodgers his last […]

Garry Schumacher

Garry Schumacher (Public relations.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 2, 1901; died, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 22, 1978.)  He was effectively the only head publicist the Giants ever had in New York, but Garry Schumacher also had a lengthy career as a sportswriter.  Born in Greenpoint, Schumacher began as a teenager with the Brooklyn Standard-Banner and then […]

Bob Kurland

Bob Kurland (Sportswriting. Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 19, 1932.) A versatile and award-winning reporter, Arnold R. Kurland started as a correspondent for the Brooklyn Eagle and became a ground-breaking writer for the Bergen Evening Record. During his career, Kurland covered everything from the Brooklyn Dodgers to high school basketball. He began as a correspondent for […]

Lou Niss

Lou Niss (Sports editor.  Born, Minsk, Russia, Oct. 5, 1903; died, New York, NY, Apr. 30, 1987.)  The last sports editor of the Brooklyn Eagle, Louis Niss was also the first front-office employee hired by the Mets, in 1960.  Niss began his newspaper career in 1923 wirh the Brooklyn Times and worked his way through […]

Bill Granger

Bill Granger (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Feb. 9, 1877; died, Kew Gardens, NY, Jan. 17, 1945.)  As a callow youth, he spent much of his time supporting himself as a bowling hustler, but William J. Granger wound up as sports editor of the Brooklyn Citizen for more than half of the paper’s 61-year existence.  Granger […]

Allison Danzig

Allison Danzig (Sportswriter.  Born, Waco, TX, Feb. 27, 1898; died, Ridgewood, NJ, Jan. 27, 1987.)  After graduating from Cornell, where he played football under Gil Dobie despite his diminutive size, Allison Danzig began his newspaper career with the Brooklyn Eagle in 1921.  Danzig moved to The New York Times in 1923 and was, by 1930, […]

Dave Anderson

 Dave Anderson (Sportswriter.  Born, Troy, NY, May 6, 1929.)  Among the unusual distinctions Dave Anderson has earned during his career as one of America’s top sportswriters is that he was the last beat writer ever to cover the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle.  Indeed, Anderson was preparing to go to spring training when the […]

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