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Al Spitzer

Al Spitzer (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Feb. 10, 1910.)  Beginning as a part-time “space” writer under the paper’s scholastic sports editor, Alfred Spitzer ultimately spent more than 40 years with the Long Island Press.  Spitzer was hired by Ed Binneweg and succeeded him in 1940, when Binneweg began covering harness racing at the then-new Roosevelt […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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