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    • #92
      John Edward Wray---AKA J. Ed Wray

      Born: July 6, 1873, St. Louis, MO
      Died: November 27, 1961, St. Louis, MO, age 88,---d. monday night at McMillan Hospital (St. Louis, MO), after a throat operation.

      St. Louis sports writer / sports editor;
      Tried being a hatter before he turned to sports writing.
      St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1900 - 1902
      St. Louis Globe-Democrat, 1902 - 1906
      St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1906 - 1946
      He retired as sports editor in 1946, but continued his column, "Wray's Column", which he had started in 1908, until August, 1955.

      Sporting News' article
      March 26, 1947, pp. 15, column 2.

      ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------Los Angeles Times' obituary, November 29, 1961, pp. C2.




      Robert Burnes, J. Ed Wray, Sid Keener.


      J. Ed Wray, Edgar Brands, Sid Keener.
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      • #93
        Gordon Russell Cobbledick

        Born: December 31, 1898, Cleveland Heights, OH
        Died: October 2, 1969, Tucson, AZ, age 70

        Cleveland sports writer;
        Joined Marines, February 11, 1918
        Cleveland Plain Dealer (police reporter, 1924 - 1927, sports writer, 1927 -1944
        war correspondent, 1944 - 1945, editorial columnist, 1945 - 1946, sports editor, 1946 - 1964),
        Cleveland Times editorial writer, 1927.
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        Gordon Cobbledick and Edgar Munzel were the recipients of the 1977 J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

        In 1923 Gordon Cobbledick was working as a mining engineer in Morgantown, West Virginia. While visiting a sportswriter friend in Cleveland, an opportunity to join the staff at the Cleveland Plain Dealer presented itself. He took the job at $25 a week and began covering the police beat. Cobbledick eventually switched to sportswriting and later took over as the paper's sports editor.

        Personally and professionally the most stately gentleman in the press box, Gordon Cobbledick's career spanned 40 years, including time during World War II as a war correspondent. A tall man who smiled more inside than out, Cobbledick's words harnessed insight and basic truth. A personally companionable and popular man, the one-time president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America lent a touch of royalty to his profession.

        As Ken Smith recalled, "Although seldom absent from our merriment, Cobby was the most respected gent in the crowd."
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        Sporting News' article----------------------------------------------------Sporting News' Obituary
        October 15, 1942, pp. 14, column 1-2.--------------------------------October 18, 1969, pp. 42, column 4.


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        • #94
          George Edgar McLinn---AKA Stoney McLinn

          Born: November 9, 1884, Hazleton, PA
          Died: March 8, 1953, Northfield, NJ, age 68

          Philadelphia sports writer:
          Pittsburgh Gazette-Times, 1900 - 1908
          Philadelphia Press baseball writer, 1907 - ?
          Philadelphia Public Ledger sports editor of Sunday sports Magazine
          American Shooters Magazine editor
          American Trap Shooting Associate General Manager
          Philadelphia Evening Public Ledger sports columnist, 1922 - 1932
          Philadelphia Record chief sports columnist, 1932 - 1935
          Sports Announcer on WIP station, 1935 - ?
          Conducted dugout interviews with Mack & Athletics.
          His Dad, Rev. Milton E. McLinn, moved family to Louden County, VA.
          Was noted athlete in HS & college.

          -----------Sporting News' Article-------------------------------------------Baseball Magazine---------------------------Sporting News' Obituary
          -------October 20, 1938, pp. 7, col. 1-2.------------------------------------June, 1953-----------------------------------March 18, 1953, pp. 22, col. 2-3.


          New York Times' Obituary, March 9, 1953, pp. 28.


          October 27, 1947: L-R: Frank A. Simons, Babe Ruth, Stoney McLinn, Louis I. Gilgor. Stoney presents the Brith Sholom Sports Award to Babe Ruth for his life's contributions to baseball.

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          • #95
            Leonard Frederick Wooster---AKA Len F. Wooster

            Born: February 26, 1875, Brooklyn, NY
            Died: May 25, 1958, Merrick, NY, age 83

            Brooklyn sports writer / sports editor;
            Started as errand boy on the Brooklyn Times in 1889.
            He evolved through copy boy in editorial dept. to religious editor, general reporter, baseball writer (1909),
            and finally sports editor of the Brooklyn Times-Union, 1898 - 1938.

            Sporting News' article, June 12, 1941, pp. 6, col. 2-5.
            'Four Kings' Who Ruled as Rival Sports Editors,-----------------------------Sporting News' obituary----------New York Times' obituary
            Founded Royal Regime of Loyal Dodger Fandom-------------------------June 4, 1958, pp. 34, column 4.---------May 27, 1958, pp. 31.

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            • #96
              Frank Grant Menke

              Born: October 10, 1885, Cleveland, OH
              Died: May 13, 1954, Fairfield, CT, age 67

              Cleveland / New York sports writer;
              Cleveland Press, 1907 - 1908
              Cleveland News, 1908 - 1909
              Cleveland Press, 1909 - 1911
              New York National News Association, 1911 - 1932
              King Features sports editor,
              International News,
              Universal Service, California, 1932 - 1935
              Universal, 1935 - ?
              New York Press editor,
              Press Agent Kentucky Derby, 1938 - 1945

              Wrote Encyclopedia of Sports (1st edition, 1934), his last edition was published November, 1953. He worked w/ Colonel Matt J. Winn of Kentucky Derby fame on his autobiography, (Down the Stretch), worked w / Ty Cobb, Gene Tunney, James J. Corbett & others as their 'ghost', on their books/articles.

              Sporting News' Obituary,
              May 19, 1954, pp. 30, column 4.---New York Times' Obituary, May 14, 1954, pp. 23.



              New York Herald-Tribune Obituary, May 14, 1954------------With Wife Edna, May, 1922 passport photo.
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              • #97
                Bartholemew B. Howard---AKA Bart Howard

                Born: May 13, 1870, Worcester, MA (1900 census lists him as June, 1870)
                Died: February 12, 1941, St. Louis, MO, age 70

                St. Louis sports writer;
                Attended Phillips Exeter Academy (Exeter, NH) and Williams College (Williamstown, MA), left college 1893.
                Schenectady Gazette (NY), 1890's
                Columbus (OH) Sunday managing Editor, 1908 - 1909
                Joplin, MO 2 papers' editor, (News-Herald & Globe), June 10, 1900 - April 26, 1910 (1910 census)
                St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1910
                St. Louis Republic, 1910 - 1916
                Daily Oklahoma (Oklahoma City), 1916 - May, 1919
                St. Louis Post-Dispatch, editorial writer, May 6, 1919 - 1941, death.
                In 1939, he was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for excellence in editorial writing, winning $500.

                Father: Motimer T. (Marty), born Massachusetts; Mother: Nancy Anne Dowling; Wife: Ann Picher; Daughter: Virginia

                ----------Current Biography-------------New York Times' obituary, February 13, 1941, pp. 19.


                Sporting News' Obituary, ----------St. Louis Post-Dispatch, May 7, 1940.
                February 20, 1941, pp. 2, column 6.


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                • #98
                  Gordon John Mackay

                  Born: August 27, 1877, Boston, Mass.
                  Died: February 14, 1941, Trenton, NJ, age 63,
                  D. New Jersey State Hospital (Trenton, NJ) for 18 months before death. Health declined after death of wife, Inez (Kane) , December 31, 1938.

                  Boston / Philadelphia / Camden sports writer:
                  Boston, 1896 - 1909
                  Philadelphia Evening Times, 1909 - 1939
                  Cleveland Leader, 1914
                  Cleveland Plain Dealer
                  Philadelphia Press sports editor, 1912 - ?
                  Philadelphia Inquirer sports editor 1921 - 1927
                  Philadelphia Record sports editor, 1928 - 1931
                  Camden Courier Post (NJ) reporter & columnist, ? - 1939.

                  Sporting News' Obituary-------------Philadelphia Inquirer Obituary---New York Times' Obituary, February 16, 1941, pp. 40.
                  February 20, 1941, pp. 2, column 6.-----February 16, 1941, pp. 18.

                  New York Herald-Tribune Obit, February 16, 1941.

                  Philadelphia Record, February 16, 1941.

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                    • Malcolm Wallace Bingay

                      Born: December 16, 1884, Sandwich, Ontario, Canada
                      Died: August 21, 1953, Detroit, MI, age 68

                      Detroit sports writer / newspaper executive;
                      Detroit News, police reporter, 1901; sports editor, 1903 - 1910; City editor, 1910 - 1914; Managing editor, 1914 - 1928; London Bureau Chief, 1928 - 1930.

                      Detroit Free Press Editorial Director, 1930 - 1953, death

                      In 1934, Bingay created column in the Free Press with wild character named Iffy, which became wildly popular. Bingay disclosed his authorship in 1939. His cartoonist, Fred S. Nixon.

                      Authored:
                      Detroit Is My Home Town, 1946

                      New York Times' Obituary, August 22, 1953, pp. 15.------------------------------------------------------Sporting News' Obituary, September 2, 1953, pp. 32, column 2-3.


                      November 13, 1917: Malcolm Bingay (bottom, right), Jack Tracey, Mr. J. Miller, Mr. H. Ponting, Mr. R. Merrill.

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                      • George Montgomery Young

                        Born: September 24, 1872, Philadelphia, PA
                        Died: April 20, 1948, Philadelphia, PA, age 75,---d. at home.

                        Philadelphia sports writer;
                        Philadelphia Evening Item, police reporter, 1895 - 1900
                        Philadelphia Times, sports editor, 1900 - 1902
                        Philadelphia Public Ledger, sports writer, 1902 - 1919
                        Managed publicity for BR Keith's Theater (Philadelphia), 1914 - 1928,
                        Managed Garden Pier and Garden Theatre and Globe Theatre (Atlantic City), as Keith's representative.
                        Managed Adelphi Theatre for the Shuberts (Philadelphia), 1928 - 1933
                        Managed Woods Theatre for the Shuberts (Chicago), 1928 - 1933
                        Managed Alvin Theatre for the Shuberts (Pittsburgh), 1928 - 1933
                        Philadelphia Booking Agency, PR office, 1933 - 1943
                        Philadelphia Corn Exchange National Bank & Trust Company, 1943 - ?

                        Father: George W.; Mother: Keturah;

                        Philadelphia Inquirer obituary-----------New York Times' obituary
                        April 22, 1948, pp. 13.--------------------April 22, 1948, pp. 27.

                        ------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, April 28, 1948, pp. 32, column 5.
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                        • John Raymond Murphy, Jr.---AKA Jack Murphy

                          Born: February 5, 1923, Denver, CO
                          Died: September 24, 1980, Poway, CA, age 57,---d. at home after 3 month fight against cancer.

                          San Diego sports writer;
                          World (before & after WWII)
                          Fort Worth Star-Telegram,
                          Tulsa, OK newspaper
                          Daily Oklahoman (Oklahoma City),
                          San Diego Union, sports writer, 1950 - 1980
                          also free-lanced for New York Times Magazine, New Yorker, Newsweek, and others.

                          Jack Murphy was a sports editor and columnist for the San Diego Union newspaper from 1951-1980 and the brother of New York Mets broadcaster Bob Murphy. He was a key figure in bringing the San Diego Chargers football team of the American Football League south from Los Angeles, landing the Padres baseball team as a National League expansion team in 1969, and lobbying for a new San Diego stadium. The 54,000-seat San Diego Stadium was renamed San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium or simply Jack Murphy Stadium. It was also known by its shortened name "The Murph". The stadium was renamed Qualcomm Stadium in 1997 and Qualcomm will retain naming rights until 2017.

                          Won awards for columns on golf and horseracing, winner of National Headliner Award. He wrote pieces for Sports Illustrated, Collier’s, Venture Magazine, The Saturday Evening Post, Golf Digest, and The New York Times. Inducted May 3, 1988 to the National Sportscasters and sports writers Association and Hall of Fame.


                          Los Angeles Times' obituary, September 25, 1980, pp. SD_B1.----------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, October 11, 1980, pp. 70.
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                            • Joseph F. McHenry

                              Born: September 19, 1914, Massachusetts
                              Died: April 1, 1975, Providence, RI, age 60

                              Providence, RI sports writer;
                              Graduated Providence College, 1936
                              Providence Star-Tribune, 1936 - ?
                              Providence Journal-Bulletin (RI), sports writer, 1946 - 1975
                              Was a correspondent for Sporting News.

                              Father: James William McHenry, born October 20, 1891, Boston, MA, died Providence, June, 1970; Mother Isabel, born Massachusetts around 1892;

                              JOSEPH F. MCHENRY, long-time Providence Journal-Bulletin sportswriter, covered URI sports for more than 30 years during a distinguished 39-year career. He was a magna cum laude graduate of Providence College, where he played baseball and football, and was very active in numerous professional and civic organizations. His support aided Rhode Island immeasurably in its rise to fame in athletics.

                              Hartford Courant obituary, April 3, 1975, pp. 64.--------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, April 19, 1975, pp. 54.
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                              • Charles Ambrose Hughes

                                Born: May 18, 1881, Grand Ledge, MI
                                Died: January 29, 1953, Detroit, MI, age 71

                                Chicago / Detroit sports writer;
                                Detroit Tribune, 1902 - ?
                                Chicago Inter-Ocean,
                                Chicago Record-Herald, September, 1908 - ?
                                Detroit News,
                                In July 21, 1909, lived in Chicago, IL, and was an advertiser. (passport information)
                                Detroit Athletic Club, secretary, 1912 - 1953, death.
                                Editor / owner Detroit Athletic Club News.
                                Was active in founding the Boy Scouts of America.
                                5'8 1/2, blue eyes.

                                Sporting News' Obituary, February 11, 1953, pp. 28, col. 3.


                                Detroit Free Press' Obituary


                                Paul Gallico/Charles Hughes

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