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

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Dave Klein

Dave Klein (Sportswriter.  Born, Newark, NJ, Mar. 10, 1940.)  Three times in six years, David S. Klein had his work chosen as the No. 1 submission to the Best Sports Stories anthology.  Klein was adjudged the winner in the national compendium in 1974 for his coverage of the Bobby Riggs-Billie Jean King tennis match in […]

Fred McMane

Fred McMane (Sportswriter. Born, Summit, NJ, Nov. 3, 1940.) A college football editor, baseball writer, and ultimately sports editor, Frederick Edward McMane spent nearly 30 years with U.P.I. McMane joined U.P.I. in August 1964, after being discharged from the U.S. Navy. He had gotten his first serious news experience as sports editor of a weekly […]

Dave D’Alessandro

Dave D’Alessandro (Sportswriter.  Born, Paterson, NJ, Apr. 1, 1958.)  Considered the leading pro basketball writer in New Jersey, David Frank D’Alessandro became the N.B.A. writer at The Record of Hackensack in 1983.  With the formation of The National Sports Daily in 1990, D’Alessandro left The Record to join Frank Deford’s staff.  Following the closure of […]

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