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Dick Young

Dick Young (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Oct. 17, 1917; died, New York, NY, Aug. 31, 1987.)  From the day he started to cover baseball in 1943 until just before his death 44 years later, Richard Leonard Young was the most quoted, controversial, and widely-read sportswriter in New York for the better part of four […]

George Willis

George Willis (Sportswriter.  Born, Las Cruces, NM, May 31, 1960.)  After covering virtually every major sport for three newspapers, George Allen Willis became a columnist for the Post in 1997.  Willis began his career as a general-assignment sportswriter for the Memphis (Tenn.) Commercial Appeal in 1983 and came to New York four years later.  He […]

Dave Waldstein

Dave Waldstein  (Sportswriter.  Born, Boston, MA, Dec. 28, 1962.)  After a couple of different roles with the Boston Herald and a two-year tour with a magazine, David Waldstein joined the Post in 1991, where he eventually became the lead reporter on the Mets beat.  Waldstein moved to the Star-Ledger in 2000, where he continued covering […]

George Vecsey

George Vecsey (Sportswriter.  Born, Jamaica, NY, July 4, 1939.)  Starting as a part-timer handling high school sports at Newsday in 1956, George Spencer Vecsey progressed to a columnist for The New York Times.  Shortly before graduating from Hofstra (where he majored in English), Vecsey became a full-time sportswriter at Newsday in February 1960.  He rapidly […]

Joel Sherman

Joel Sherman (Sportswriter.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Mar. 17, 1964.)  An N.Y.U. graduate who spent four years (1984-88) as a U.P.I. sportswriter, Joel Sherman became a baseball columnist for the Post in 1996.  Sherman joined the Post in 1989 and almost immediately went on the Yankees beat.  After seven years of covering the Yankees, he became a general […]

Leonard Koppett

Leonard Koppett (Sportswriter. Born, Moscow, U.S.S.R., Sept. 15, 1923; died, San Francisco, CA, June 22, 2003.) The first sportswriter to subject the games themselves to analytical scrutiny and intellectual father of the basketball play-by-play, Leonard Koppett wrote for three major New York dailies for nearly four decades. A Columbia graduate, Koppett brought his analytical approach to, […]

Bob Klapisch

Bob Klapisch (Sportswriter.  Born, New York, NY, Aug. 14, 1957.)  A former Columbia relief pitcher, Roberto Salvador Klapisch has covered New York baseball for three major newspapers since 1980.  Klapisch started at the New York Post, where he remained until 1987, rising from general assignment sportswriter to Yankees beat man.  He then spent six years […]

George King

George King (Sportswriter.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, Nov. 27, 1955.)  When Joel Sherman became the New York Post baseball columnist in 1997, George Anthony King succeeded him as the paper’s principal Yankees beat writer.  Before joining the Post, King had spent nearly 11 years with The Times in Trenton, N.J., where he had covered New […]

Fred Kerber

Fred Kerber (Sportswriter.  Born, Jersey City, NJ, Aug. 12, 1952.)  Following several years at the Daily News, during which he worked cityside re-write and covered such high-profile beats as federal courts and police headquarters, Frederick Vincent Kerber transitioned into sports.  Kerber was a beat writer on the Islanders, Nets, Knicks, and Mets, as well as […]

Tom Keegan

Tom Keegan (Sportswriter.  Born, Rochester, NY, Mar. 22, 1959.)  After nearly two decades as a sportswriter, Thomas Joseph Keegan became the co-host of a New York sports radio talk show.  Following his graduation from Marquette, Keegan began his sportswriting career with the Orange County Register (Santa Ana, Calif.) in 1981.  He moved to Chicago, Ill., […]

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