New-York Historical Society's Bill Shannon Dictionary of New York Sports

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George Tidden

George Tidden (Sportswriting.  Born, Brooklyn, NY, 1856; died, Brooklyn, NY, June 30, 1913.)  Born Gerhard Otto Tidden to immigrant German parents in South Brooklyn, George Tidden became a leading baseball authority.  Tidden began his sportswriting career in the late 1870s with the short-lived Daily America and worked as a general sports reporter for several New […]

Frank Graham

Frank Graham (Sportswriting.  Born, New York, NY, Nov. 13, 1893; died, New York, NY, Mar. 9, 1965.)  There is little doubt that Frank Graham was one of the major forces in the evolution of sportswriting in New York.  His keen ear for dialogue and incredible memory enabled him to recreate dugout and lockerroom conversation verbatim […]

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