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  • Leroy J. Mumpton---AKA Roy Mumpton

    Born: May 22, 1903, Rome, NY
    Died: December 27, 1994, Worcester, MA, age 91,---d. at home of natural causes.

    Boston sports writer;
    Rome, NY, 6-year old, (April 27, 1910 census)
    Rome, NY, 16-year old, newspaper reporter, (January 3, 1920 census)
    Worcester, MA, newspaper reporter, (1930 census)
    Worcester, MA, sports editor, newspaper industry, (April 3, 1940 census)
    Rome Sentinel,
    Worcester Telegram & Gazette, writer/columnist, sports editor, 1926 - June, 1973, retired.

    Father: Francis J. (Frank), born New York, 1876?; Mother: Maud A. Lindner, born New York, 1882?; Wife: Gertrude McNamee;

    Mr. Mumpton was a member of the Baseball Writers Association of America since 1950 and the Golf Writers Association of America since 1946. He covered the Boston Red Sox for the Worcester Telegram in the 1946 World Series. In 1993, Mr. Mumpton was inducted into the Holy Cross Athletic Hall of Fame. From 1927 to 1986, he staffed every Boston College-Holy Cross football game except one. He leaves his wife, Rita.
    He was a Lutheran.

    Mumpton came to Worcester from his native city of Rome, New York, where his newspaper career began with the Rome Sentinel. He covered every major sporting event, but regarded Holy Cross football as his first love. Holy Cross crowned his 46 years of HC coverage with twin honors on Saturday, November 26, 1973, the day of the HC-Connecticut game. It was Mumpton’s last official visit to Fitton Field and he was presented with the game ball. On December 5, 1973, he was presented with the George C. Carens Award for outstanding coverage of New England college football. He was only the third newsman in 21 years to win the coveted award, and was the first unanimous selection. Roy Mumpton’s career of 47 years as a sportswriter for the Worcester Telegram and Evening Gazette came to an end in June of 1973.
    Last edited by Bill Burgess; 10-23-2013, 03:58 PM.


    • Jerry Mitchell

      Born: July 18, 1905, Jersey City, NJ
      Died: May 22, 1972, Fort Lee, NJ, age 67,---d. Holy Name Hospital in Teaneck, NJ

      New York sports writer;
      Hudson Dispatch
      New York Post, sports writer, 1934 - 1972

      The Amazing Mets, 1964
      Sandy Koufax, 1966

      New York Times' obituary, May 24, 1972, pp. 50.
      Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-08-2013, 11:53 AM.


      • Archibald Gordon Murray, Jr.---AKA Arch Murray

        Born: May 1, 1910, New York
        Died: December 20, 1961, NYC, age 51,---d. Metropolitan Hospital (NYC) of burns suffered December 9, at his apartment.

        New York sports writer;
        Manhattan, NY, 9-year old, (January 8, 1920 census)
        Manhattan, NY, 19-year old, (April 6, 1930 census)
        Attended Princeton University (Princeton, NJ),
        New York Post, sports writer, 1936 - 1961

        Father: Archibald Gordon, Sr., born Kentucky, around 1872; Mother: Grace H., born New York, around 1873; Wife: Pat Hagan;

        New York Times' obituary, December 21, 1961, pp. 27.----Hartford Courant obituary, December 22, 1961, pp. 22.

        Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-08-2013, 10:15 AM.


        • Frank Stewart Finch

          Born: July 28, 1911, Los Angeles, CA
          Died: August 7, 1992, Temple City, CA, age 81,---d. leukemia (blood cancer), at Methodist Hospital in Arcadia, CA

          Los Angeles sports writer;
          Santa Monica, CA, sports editor, daily paper, (April 17, 1930 census)
          Los Angeles, CA, Make up, sports, newspaper, (April 11, 1940 census)
          Los Angeles Times, sports editor, 1946? - 1976

          Father: Fred James., born Indiana, March 9, 1884, died 1919; Mother: Alice Vaughan Deidrick, born California, August 12, 1884, died 1954; Wife Marjorie G. Corley, born Texas, 1910?; Daughter: Linda, born California, 1937?;

          August 08, 1992: Former Times Sportswriter Frank Finch Dies at 81

          Frank Finch, one of the most colorful sportswriters in Los Angeles for more than four decades, died Friday of leukemia at the Methodist Hospital in Arcadia.

          Finch, 81 on July 28, covered both the Rams and the Dodgers for The Times from their arrival in Los Angeles--the Rams in 1946 and the Dodgers in 1958. Before major league baseball came West, Finch covered the Pacific Coast League activities of the Los Angeles Angels and the Hollywood Stars.

          He also wrote a book, "The First 20 Years of the L.A. Dodgers."

          After retiring from the Times in 1976 at 65, Finch worked for 14 years for a deposition firm until he became ill. A resident of Temple City for the past 44 years, Finch was known for the vacation trips he took alone, riding buses and trains around the country. Last May, after learning that he had leukemia, Finch embarked on a 2,500-mile automobile trip through the western United States.

          A sports enthusiast to the end, Finch's daughter, Deborah, said her father watched the Rams' exhibition game against the Seattle Seahawks Thursday night from his hospital bed.

          In addition to his daughter, he is survived by his wife of 62 years, Marjorie Corley Finch; a granddaughter, Kimberly, and a great-granddaughter, Dondi Michelle, all of Temple City, and a sister, Gloria Stuart Sheekman, of Brentwood.

          There will be no services, at Finch's request. Family members said that in lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the American Cancer Society.

          The First 20 Years of the L.A. Dodgers.
          Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-08-2013, 10:01 AM.


          • Harold Rosenthal

            Born: March 11, 1914, New York
            Died: June 29, 1999, Colorado Springs, CO, age 85

            New York sports writer;
            Bronx, NY, 5-year old, (January 5, 1920 census)
            Bronx, NY, 16-year old, (April 2, 1930 census)
            Bronx, NY, sports writer, newspaper, (April 9, 1940 census)
            New York Herald-Tribune, 1936? - 1966
            Football leagues' PR agent
            American Football Conference, Director of Information

            Father: Jonas, born New York, 1889?; Mother: Charlotte, born New York, 1890?;

            Editor & Publisher obituary, Saturday, July 10, 1999, by Jamie Santo
            Harold Rosenthal, 85, sports writer and author, died June 29. Rosenthal worked at the New York Herald Tribune for over 30 years. He was noted for his baseball coverage of Brooklyn's Dodgers and New York's Giants, Mets, and Yankees, whom he followed from 1947 to 1963. When the Herald Tribune went out of business in 1966, Rosenthal moved into public relations, serving the Continental Football League and the American Football League. After the AFL merged with the National Football League, he served as director of information for its American Football Conference.

            Rosenthal also served as managing editor of "Weekend Sports," a TV sports newspaper supplement. A lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association and former president of the New York Football Writers Association, he appeared in HBO and ESPN documentaries on baseball history and wrote several books about baseball and football.
            Harold Rosenthal (Sportswriter. Born, New York, Mar. 11, 1914; died, Colorado Springs, Colo., June 29, 1999.) Joining the Herald Tribune at age 17, Harold Rosenthal rose to become a leading baseball and pro football writer. Rosenthal began covering local tennis events in the 1930s and became a contributor to annual guides on the sport. He also covered second-line local college football (L.I.U., St. John’s, City College, Manhattan) before moving to the pros. After World War II, Rosenthal started on the baseball beat when Stanley Woodward was fired as Herald Tribune sports editor. Bob Cooke, a baseball writer, succeeded Woodward, opening up a spot that Rosenthal filled. He covered the Dodgers primarily from 1948 until Rud Rennie’s death in Oct. 1956 moved him to the Yankees on a regular basis. Rosenthal continued to cover the Football Giants and when the Herald Tribune closed in 1966, he became an N.F.L. publicist, handling the A.F.L., which morphed into the A.F.C. (1968-74). Never content with retirement, Rosenthal wrote a column for the small New York City Tribune from 1978 to 1991. He also authored or co-authored several books on sports. (The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel.)

            505 Football Questions Your Friends Can't Answer
            Big Play: Exciting and Dramitic Plays from Big Games of MFL That Made or Broke Champions
            Fifty Faces of Football: the American Game & What Has Made It Great
            American Football League, Official History, 1960-1969
            The 10 Best Years of Baseball: An Informal History of the Fifties
            Baseball Is Their Business, edited by Harold Rosenthal
            Baseball's Best Managers
            ALL PRO 1964 FOOTBALL Volume 1, Number 6
            ALL PRO 1965 FOOTBALL
            Sportsquiz for Diehard Baseball and Football Fans: For Diehard Baseball and Football Fans
            The 10 worst years of baseball : the zany, true story of baseball in the Forties (with William B. Mead)

            ----------------------------------1964------------------------------------------Hackensack Record obituary (NJ), July 1, 1999.

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            • James Lawrence Ogle---AKA Jim Ogle

              Born: July 26, 1911, Newark, NJ
              Died: January 30, 2005, Neptune, NJ, age 93,---d. Jersey Shore University Medical Center (Neptune, NJ)

              Newark sports writer;
              Monmouth, NJ, 8-year old, (January 17, 1920 census)
              Monmouth, NJ, 18-year old, (April 24, 1930 census)
              Bloomfield, NJ, reporter, daily newspaper, (April 18, 1940 census)
              Graduated Columbia University (NYC),
              Newark Star-Ledger, 1935 -
              New York Yankees' Alumni Association Director, (also ran Old Timers Day)
              Sporting News correspondent for Yankees, 1945 - 1975

              Father: John Ogle, Sr., born Northern Ireland, April 18, 1883, died Avon-by-the-Sea, NJ on May 10, 1971; Mother: Mary, born New Jersey around 1889; Wife: Clara, born New York, 1914?; Daughter: Marilyn, born New Jersey, 1939?;

              Roger Maris at Bat, 1962
              Slugger in Right, (based on Roger Maris' life), 1963
              Pinstriper: Dedicated to the Yankees of the Past, 1988

              Associated Press' obituary, January 3, 2005--------------------------------Post-Standard obituary, February 1, 2005, pp. D2.

              March 4, 1959: New York sports writers in St. Petersburg, FL.
              Top Row, L-R: Stan Isaacs, Dan Daniel, Tommy Holmes, Bill Dougerty, Len Schecter, Jim Ogle.

              Bottom Row, L-R: John Drebinger, Jack Lang, Casey Stengel, Joe Trimble, Ken Smith, Til Ferdenzi.
              Last edited by Bill Burgess; 12-07-2013, 12:05 PM.


              • Raymond W. Doherty---AKA Ray Doherty

                Born: June 25, 1926, Brainerd, MN
                Died: December 25, 2002, Milwaukee, WI, age 76,---d. heart failure.

                Milwaukee sports writer;
                Superior City, MN, 3-year old, (May 1, 1930 census)
                Graduated University of Minnesota (Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN) (journalism degree)
                United Press International, (Minneapolis), 1950 - ?
                United Press International, (Fargo, ND)
                United Press International, (Springfield, IL)
                United Press International, (Milwaukee), 1956 - 1988
                National Presbyterian Mariner, editor, 1982 - 1988 (with his wife)
                Taught journalism at Milwaukee Area Technical College, 1988 - 1993
                Milwaukee Press Club, President, 1983
                Inducted into the Press Club Hall of Fame, 1993

                Father: Frank J., born Minnesota, around 1900; Mother: Ethel Ingeborg Linnea Olin, born Minnesota, around 1901;

                UPI veteran Doherty dies
                December 27, 2002 at 12:29 PM
                WEST ALLIS, Wis., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- United Press International veteran newsman and business executive Ray Doherty has died of heart failure at the age of 76.

                Doherty died Christmas Day at Froedtert Memorial Lutheran Hospital in Milwaukee.

                Doherty had been suffering from the early stages of dementia and entered a nursing home two months ago. Once there, he fell and broke his hip then developed pneumonia and other complications.

                Doherty's UPI career spanned 38 years and included coverage of the capture of serial killer Ed Gein, on whom "Silence of the Lambs" was based, the Nixon-Khrushchev "Kitchen Debate" and the Milwaukee Braves' World Series win.

                "Ray had a wealth of experience and a real passion for the news business," said Tobin Beck, UPI executive editor, who worked with Doherty in UPI's Milwaukee bureau in the late 1980s.

                Doherty retired in 1988. He started his 38-year career with United Press in Minneapolis and also worked in Fargo, N.D.; and Springfield, Ill.; before settling in the Milwaukee area in 1956.

                Green Bay Packers President Bob Harlan said Doherty hired him shortly after he graduated from Marquette University for what he described as a memorable 6-month stint.

                "Whoever was supposed to cover the Packer locker room didn't show up, so Ray asked me to cover the locker room. I got an interview with Vince Lombardi that ran on the front page the next day. I was thrilled," Harlan told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

                "He was nurturing a young guy who was just getting into the business, and he gave me a lot of opportunities."

                Retired University of Illinois professor Fred Mohn worked with Doherty in Minneapolis and remembered him for his "kindness to a novice."

                "He's the only Unipresser I know who hit the break key (on a teletype) so hard it came off in his hand," Mohn said.

                "He was the best. When you thought about United Press, which later became United Press International, you thought automatically about Ray," said Dick Leonard, former editor of The Milwaukee Journal. "He was the whole spirit of the thing in Wisconsin."

                Wesley G. Pippert, former longtime Unipresser who now directs the University of Missouri School of Journalism Washington Program, said Doherty was "a truly fine man and good newsman."

                Doherty was born in Brainerd, Minn., and served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He received his journalism degree from the University of Minnesota.

                From 1982 to 1989, Doherty and his wife, Virginia, edited the quarterly National Presbyterian Mariner. After his retirement, Doherty taught journalism at Milwaukee Area Technical College for five years and served as president of the Milwaukee Press Club in 1983. He was inducted into the press club's Hall of Fame in 1993.

                In addition to his wife and son, Chuck, Doherty is survived by a second son, Ray II, a sister and five grandchildren.

                Visitation was set for 6 p.m. Monday at Trinity Presbyterian Church in Milwaukee, with the funeral at 7 p.m.

                Daily Globe (Ironwood, MI), Friday, December 27, 2002, pp. 3.-----------Indiana Gazette obituary, Friday, December 27, 2002, pp. 4.
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                • Andrew Morrison Rowley

                  Born: December 10, 1888, Pittsburgh, PA
                  Died: May 14, 1958, Tulsa, OK, age 69,---d. in Tulsa, OK hospital of heart/kidney ailments.

                  Pittsburgh sports writer;
                  Allegheny, PA, 11-year old, (June 2, 1900 census)
                  Allegheny, PA, reporter, newspaper, (April 15, 1910 census)
                  Tulsa, OK, editor, magazine, (April 15, 1930 census)
                  Tulsa, OK, oil educator, publishing Co. (April 4, 1940 census)
                  Pittsburgh Associated Press, Assistant Night Editor, 1906 - 1910
                  Pittsburgh Post
                  Pittsburgh Gazelle Times
                  newspaper reporter, 1920
                  Went to Tulsa, OK in 1922
                  Oil and Gas Journal, editor, 1922 - ?
                  Magazine editor, 1930
                  Managing editor of The Oil and Gas Journal, August 19, 1931? - November 1, 1931?
                  Tulsa Tribune, became its oil columnist, 1956

                  Mother: Anna B., born Pennslvania, 1865?; Wife: Pauline A., born Texas, 1893?; Son: Robert A., born Oklahoma, 1927?; Son: Donald M., born Oklahoma, 1929?; Daughter: Peggy, born Oklahoma, 1932?;

                  San Antonio Express (San Antonio, TX) obituary, Thursday, May 15, 1958, pp. 50.
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                  • Robert Henry Pille---AKA Bob Pille

                    Born: April 6, 1926, Peoria, IL
                    Died: July 6, 2006, Tucson, AZ, age 80,---d. after a year-long battle to regain his health after a car crash in 2005.

                    sports writer;
                    Peoria, IL, 14-year old, (April 11, 1940 census)
                    Peoria Journal Star, 1943 (HS student reporting on local sports.)
                    Graduated Bradley University (Chicago, IL), 1950
                    Detroit Free Press
                    Washington Times-Herald
                    Cincinnati Post
                    Chicago Sun-Times, 1966 - 1988

                    Father: J. H., born Illinois, 1897?;

                    Bob Pille ‘50 was the ultimate sports fan.

                    Needed player statistics? Bob knew them. Sports rules or regulations? Bob could recite them. Writing was his profession and sports were his passion; Bob was an unstoppable force in the sports writing industry.

                    Bob Pille’s passing in July 2006 did not mark the last time his sports articles would be read. His work will undergo a fresh set of eyes for years to come.

                    Martha Pille, Bob’s wife, has donated his notes, articles and other journalistic memorabilia to the new sports communication program. Students will learn from Bob’s valuable work and see sports communication at its best. In addition to this donation, students also benefit from a scholarship established in his name.

                    Bob’s rich journalism career included a 22-year sports writing tenure at the Chicago Sun-Times, where he produced award-winning pieces on Big Ten sports including football and basketball. Bob also shared his talent with newspapers in Detroit, Cincinnati and Washington, D.C. He wrote on professional baseball, boxing and football, among other sports. “Almost anyone who had a name in the 50s and 60s, Bob did a story on him,” Martha said.

                    A Peoria native, Bob grew up with a Bradley spirit that he kept his entire life. His journalistic roots ran deep in Peoria; he started at the Peoria Journal Star in 1943 as a high school student reporting on local sports.

                    He came to Bradley after serving in World War II. While here, he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity and continued honing his journalism skills at the Peoria Journal Star.

                    As most of his work was pre-computer, Bob created a newspaper morgue to archive all of his bylines. The clippings are filed by year, and Martha estimated there are 100 for each of the almost 60 years Bob wrote. “He was a collector,” Martha said. “He had clippings from almost everything he ever wrote starting back in the 1940s.” Bob saved press material including game programs, scorecards and rosters, all of which students will be able to peruse. He collected record books for approximately 50-60 years and owned 300-400 books about different sports. Using the resources in his personal collection, Bob could find the best sports background materials without leaving home.

                    Bob never forgot about Bradley and occasionally covered his alma mater when he was in Chicago. And the University certainly remembered him. In 2000, he was inducted into the Bradley Athletics Hall of Fame.

                    With Martha’s donation to the developing program, Bob’s profound legacy will continue in a unique and meaningful way. Students will not only learn the ins and outs of sports writing from his clippings, they will learn the deeper meaning of journalism. Bob didn’t just tell the facts; he told the human stories behind the wins and losses.

                    Though his clippings have yellowed, the writing is as exceptional now as it was before the ink dried. His quality coverage and reporting breathe talent through the centuries, and students will benefit for years to come.
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                    • Patrick J. Harmon---AKA Pat Harmon

                      Born: September 2, 1916, Freeport, IL
                      Died: July 28, 2013, Springdale, OH, age 97,--- at a Springdale nursing home.

                      Cincinnati sports writer;
                      East St. Louis, IL, Box worker, box factory,(April 4, 1930 census)
                      Graduated Freeport HS (Freeport, IL),
                      Graduated University of Illinois
                      Champaign News-Gazette, sports editor, 1940-1947
                      Cedar Rapids Gazette, sports editor, 1947-1951,
                      Cincinnati Post, sports editor, 1951 - July 31, 1985.
                      National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame Historian, 1985-2005.

                      Mother: Mary, born Illinois, 1892?;

                      NFF Historian Pat Harmon Retires: July 18, 2005
                      Jon F. Hanson, chairman of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), announced today that Pat Harmon has retired as the NFF Historian.

                      “Pat has dedicated himself to the reporting, researching and publicizing of sports, in particular football, for more than 70 years,” said Hanson. “We have been privileged to have an individual with his depth of knowledge as a resource for our organization and the entire nation.”

                      Harmon began his career in 1933 covering events at age 17 for the Freeport (Ill.) Journal Standard during the Depression era. He would hitchhike to games, sleep on wrestling mats in gyms of teams he covered, and break into the food lines of teams. He later found a home in Cincinnati and served as a sports editor and columnist for the Cincinnati Post for over 34 years, starting in 1951. After retiring in 1986, he started his 20-year tenure as historian of The National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame.

                      “The job of [NFF Historian] has been wonderful. I enjoyed it very much. It’s the contact with people that I will miss the most,” said Harmon. “Everyday I think about something that I could be doing. But heck, I am almost ninety years old. It’s time to retire.”

                      Born in 1916, Harmon, the father of 11 children, will turn 89 on September 2. His illustrious career as a sports writer and editor included covering such greats as Vince Lombardi, Pete Rose, Casey Stengel, Arnold Palmer, Eddie Robinson, John Wooden, Bear Bryant, Jack Nicklaus, Woody Hayes, Paul Brown and Joe Louis. Harmon may be best known for inaugurating the selection of the Illinois All-State high school football and basketball teams.

                      “We will miss Pat. His superb reputation and love of college football has been a great asset to The National Football Foundation,” said NFF President Steven J. Hatchell. “His wealth of knowledge has ensured that we recognized the right people, and we had our facts straight.”

                      In addition to his stints with Freeport Journal Standard and Cincinnati Post, Harmon wrote for the Champaign (Ill.) News-Gazette in 1934, when he became a student at the University of Illinois. There, he married his wife Anne and built a strong reputation before spending four years at the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Gazette from 1947-51.

                      He served as the president of the Football Writer’s Association of America (FWAA) in 1984. Recently, the FWAA honored him in 2004 with their Bert McGrane Award, which they bestow on a member who has performed great service to the organization and the game of college football. The NFF also honored him last year, awarding him its 2004 Outstanding Contribution to Amateur Football Award.

                      Passed away Sunday, July 28, 2013, age 97 years. Mr. Harmon graduated from Freeport (IL) High School and the University of Illinois. He was Sports Editor of the Champaign News-Gazette from 1940-47, Sports Editor of the Cedar Rapids Gazette from 1947-1951, Sports Editor of the Cincinnati Post from 1951-85 and historian for the National Football Foundation from 1985-2005.

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                      • Robert Mathew Chilton

                        Born: August 24, 1881, Carnegie, PA
                        Died: June 22, 1954, Carnegie, PA, age 72---buried: Chartiers Cemetery, Carnegie, PA

                        Pittsburgh sports writer / editor;
                        Allegheny, PA, 18-year old, newspaper reporter, (June 25, 1900 census)
                        Allegheny, PA, sporting editor, newspaper, (May 4, 1910 census)
                        Allegheny, PA, editor, newspaper, (January 19, 1920 census)
                        Allegheny, PA, editor, newspaper, (April 9, 1930 census)
                        Allegheny, PA, deskman, newspaper, (April 6, 1940 census)(listed R M Chalton)
                        Pittsburgh Chronicle-Telegraph, sports writer/editor, 1907? - at least September, 1918,
                        newspaper editor, 1930
                        Pittsburgh Sun Telegraph, April 28, 1942
                        Retired in 1951.

                        Father: John, born England, October, 1851, immigrated US, 1873; Mother: Sarah Gray Chilton, born Pennsylvania, December, 1853; Wife: Florence E., born Pennsylvania, 1885?, died 1964; Son: Jack A., born Pennsylvania, 1914?; Daughter: Audry F., born Pennsylvania, 1918?; Daughter: Vesta E., born Pennsylvania, 1908?; Son: John A., born Pennsylvania, 1914?;

                        Obituary from The Blizzard (Oil City, PA), Wednesday, June 23, 1954, pp. 1.
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                        • Emmons Byrne

                          Born: September 16, 1906, South Dakota
                          Died: April 1, 1972, Alameda, CA, age 65

                          Oakland sports writer;
                          Faulk, SD, 3-year old, (April 19, 1910 census)
                          Faulk, SD, 13-year old, (January 30, 1920 census)
                          Alameda, CA, reporter, newspaper, (April 8, 1930 census)
                          Oakland Post-Enquirer, 1927 - ?
                          Oakland Tribune, baseball writer, 1944 - 1967

                          Father: Frank M., born Iowa, 1861?; Mother: Emma/Emily B., born Ohio, 1866?;

                          Oakland Tribune obituary, Wednesday, April 5, 1972, pp. 41.
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                          • Frank Gruendyke Hard

                            Born: April 5, 1883, San Diego, California
                            Died: September 22, 1949, Cleveland, OH, age 67,---d. St. Luke's Hospital, Cleveland, OH

                            Cleveland sports writer;
                            Medina, OH, 17-year old, (June 21, 1900 census)
                            Cleveland newspaper manager, (April 21, 1910 census)
                            Medina Gazette (OH), newspaper reporter / editor, (April 2, 1930 census)
                            Franklin, OH, (April 2, 1940 census)
                            Born in California, but raised in Medina, OH
                            Attended Western Reserve University (Cleveland, OH) (Was freshman, 1902-03)
                            Cleveland Leader News Bureau, sports writer, 1904 - 1910
                            Cleveland Leader, (Columbus bureau office)
                            Cleveland Leader, (Washington bureau office)
                            Philadelphia newspaper
                            Pittsburgh newspaper (Moreland News Bureau?)
                            Hill Top Record (Knoxville, PA), journalist, (September 6, 1918 WWI civilian draft registration)
                            1920's: Cleveland, film industry trade paper editor
                            Worked for Abe Pickus on April 27, 1942. Lived in Cuyahoga, Ohio.
                            Cleveland: race tracks and fairs in northern Ohio, promotional editor
                            John Lewis's tourist cabin / trailer park manager

                            Father: born Ohio; Mother: born California; Wife: Grace V., born around 1883, Medina, Ohio-died 1933. Both her parents born Ohio; Son, Frank H., born around 1912, Ohio, repair man in auto shop. (1930 Federal census.)

                            Cleveland Plain Dealer obituary, September 23, 1949, pp. 17.
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                            • Richard Victor Dozer---AKA Dick Dozer

                              Born: March 12, 1925, Minneapolis, MN
                              Died: January 4, 1994, Phoenix, AZ, age 68,---d. internal injuries sustained in a fall from his roof while removing Christmas decorations.

                              Chicago sports writer;
                              Washington HS (Sioux Falls, SD)
                              University of Missouri, (Degree in Journalism), 1950
                              Radio sports announcer
                              Daily Argus-Leader (Sioux Falls), sports editor
                              WWII, (served under General Patton's 3rd Army, won 4 battle stars.)
                              Chicago Tribune, sports writer, December 14, 1953 - October 1, 1981.
                              Phoenix Gazette, 1981 - 1986
                              Mesa Tribune (AZ),
                              Phoenis Suns Fast Break (magazine), editor

                              Father: Victor Edward Exfrom; Mother: Hazel Maud Streckenbach;

                              Born March 12, 1925, in Minneapolis. Sioux Falls (Washington High). 1950 Missouri grad. A nationally respected sportswriter for 30 years, mostly with the Chicago Tribune.

                              In the early 1950s, he worked for KIHO Radio in Sioux Falls and made history in July 1950 by broadcasting the first remote play-by-play of the state amateur golf tournament. In March 1950, he and Ken Guenthner broadcast the state Class A basketball tournament in the Sioux Falls Coliseum. In 1951, Dozer became sports editor for the Sioux Falls Argus Leader.

                              In 1953, he took a job with the Chicago Tribune sports department and was with them until 1980. At the Tribune, Dozer covered the Cubs, White Sox and Bulls, as well as Big Ten football and basketball and various other sports assignments. Dozer covered his first World Series in 1957 and became the full-time beat writer for major league baseball in 1958. He became the official scorer in 1962 and was the official scorer for the 1976 World Series.

                              Dozer was president of the National Baseball Writers Association in 1976, which afforded him the opportunity to emcee the induction ceremonies at the Hall of Fame in Cooperstown that July. He had served earlier as president of the Chicago Basketball Writers Association.

                              Baseball writer Jerome Holtzman, who worked many years at the rival Chicago Sun-Times, said: "Dozer had a unique skill. He was the best baseball game writer in America. His game stories were just wonderful."

                              In 1976, Dozer testified before Congress on proposed antitrust regulations for professional sports.

                              After retirement from the Chicago Tribune in 1980, Dozer wrote for the Phoenix Gazette for five years. He later wrote for the Mesa Tribune and was editor for the Phoenix Suns Fast Break magazine.

                              Chicago Tribune obituary - Wednesday, January 5, 1994---------------------------------Syracuse Herald Journal obituary (Syracuse, NY); Thursday, January 6, 1994, pp. 90.

                              January 18, 1975: Jack Brickhouse, Frank Robinson, Dick Dozer.
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                              • David James Reque

                                Born: October 1, 1917, Brooklyn, NY
                                Died: February 10, 1963, Bethesda, MD, age 45,---d. acute abdominal infection; Buried: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, VA

                                Washington sports writer;
                                Brooklyn, NY, 2-year old, (January 2, 1920 census)
                                Brooklyn, NY, 12-year old, (April 16, 1930 census)(listed David J Rezue)
                                New York, NY, office boy, publishing house, (April 5, 1940 census)
                                US Armed Forces, 1943
                                Washington Daily News, 1940 - ?, sports writer, assistant news editor, foreign news editor.

                                Father: Herman A., born Minnesota, 1875?; Mother: Julie, born Minnesota, 1886?;

                                Oshkosh Daily Northwestern obituary, Monday, February 11, 1963, pp. 12.
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