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Ed Frayne

Ed Frayne (Sports editor.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Nov. 8, 1892; died, Van Nuys, CA, Nov. 26, 1944.)  Returning from California in November 1926, Edward J. Frayne became sports editor of the New York American, the morning broadsheet owned by William Randolph Hearst.  Hearst also owned the tabloid Daily Mirror (started just two years earlier) and […]

Stan Fischler

Stan Fischler (Hockey.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 31, 1932.)  A man of many parts, Stanley Fischler is best known as “the hockey maven,” although the appellation falls well short of full description.  A graduate of Brooklyn College, Fischler began his career as an assistant in the Rangers publicity office in 1954, but joined the New […]

Til Ferdenzi

Til Ferdenzi (Sportswriter.  Born, Ashland, MA, Mar. 8, 1915; died, Lorton, VA, Mar. 12, 2002.)  A varsity football halfback and baseball infielder at Boston College, Atilio L. Ferdenzi became a Journal-American sportswriter in 1947.  Ferdenzi spent the next 19 years at the paper until in closed in 1966.  He was primarily a baseball writer, covering […]

Gertrude Ederle

Gertrude Ederle (Swimming.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 23, 1906; died, Wyckoff, NJ, Nov. 30, 2003.)  As the youngest athlete ever to set a world record in a major sport, the first woman to swim the English Channel and a performer who once set seven world records in a single day, Gertrude Caroline Ederle is […]

Bob Considine

Bob Considine (Sportswriter.  Born, Washington, DC, Nov. 4, 1906; died, New York, NY, Sept. 25, 1975.)  Although noted in journalistic circles for his column “On the Line with Considine” that was syndicated from 1933 to the week of his death, Robert Bernard Considine began his newspaper career as a sportswriter and never strayed too far […]

Jimmy Cannon

Jimmy Cannon (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Apr. 10, 1909; died, New York, NY, Dec. 5, 1973.)  James Cannon’s father was a clerk for the City of New York and a minor Tammany Hall politician, but his son grew to be one of the first iconoclastic sportswriters in the field.  Jimmy Cannon started with the Daily […]

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