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Bob Fishel

Bob Fishel (Baseball.  Born, Cleveland, OH, May 15, 1914; died, New York, NY, June 30, 1988.)  Robert O. Fishel was one of the most popular and respected baseball executives of his day, having served as public relations director of the Yankees for almost 20 years and was with the American League for another 15 years.  […]

Bill Esposito

Bill Esposito (Public relations.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, Sept. 9, 1932; died, East Patchogue, LI, Sept. 9, 1995.)  William Esposito was sports information director at St. John’s for 23 years (1961-84) and served as president of CoSIDA, the college sports information directors’ organziation, in 1976-77.  He was a noted authority on jazz music who lectured extensively […]

Kevin DeMarrais

Kevin DeMarrais (Public relations.  Born, Teaneck, NJ, July 13, 1942.)  Now established as a business writer for The Record of Hackensack, N.J., Kevin Gerard DeMarrais had a long history of sports public relations.  DeMarrais served as an assistant at the old International Soccer League in the summer of 1964 following his graduation from Columbia.  He […]

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 […]

Rick Cerrone

Rick Cerrone (Public relations.  Born, Mount Vernon, NY, Nov. 29, 1954.)  A founder of his own magazine at age 22, Richard Joseph Cerrone later became the Yankees’ longest-serving publicist since Bob Fishel.  Cerrone founded Baseball Quarterly in 1977 and served as publisher during the life of the magazine, which later became a bi-monthly.  In 1981, […]

Cullen Cain

Cullen Cain (Baseball.  Born, Warsaw, MO, Dec. 3, 1874; died, Coral Gables, FL, Nov. 26, 1958.)  An itinerant newspaperman who became a baseball writer for the Philadelphia Public Ledger, Cullen Cain was the first publicity director for the National League.  Cain sold the idea of opening a Service Bureau in New York to N.L. president John […]

Philip J. Burke

Philip J. Burke (Public relations.  Born, Yonkers, NY, Jan. 11, 1935; died, Millville, DE, Aug. 23, 2000.)  A Fordham graduate who became Columbia’s sports information director, Philip John Burke was sports editor of the Sunday Sun of Teaneck, N.J., from 1958-60.  Burke was with Columbia for over four years (1960-64) before joining the public relations staff […]

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 […]

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