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Whitney Tower

Whitney Tower (Sportswriter.  Born, Roslyn, NY, June 30, 1923; died, Saratoga Springs, NY, Feb. 11, 1999.)  A Harvard graduate with a patrician manner, Whitney Tower was the racing editor at Sports Illustrated for 22 years (1954-76) and Classic magazine for five (1976-81).  Tower won several awards for magazine writing, including the Eclipse in both 1976 […]

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A prolific author, wire service sports reporter, long time Major League Baseball official scorer, football statistician, sports museum founder, theatrical agency owner and public ... read more

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