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    --------------------------------------------MEET THE SPORTS WRITERS

    Since the 1980's I've conducted this project on sports writers. I presently have over 2,300 of them, and have presented about 750 of them here (32%).

    I have endeavored to create this very specialized photo tribute to the sports writer. I have found photos for the vast, over-whelming majority of them. But I still lack photos for 9 of the older writers, including: Michael J. Kelly, Lewis B. Meacham, David Litton Reid, George Leonard Moreland, Henry L. Farrell, Alfred Wright, George Young and James Whitfield. I also lack photos for 4 modern sports writers. Vern Plagenhoef, Harry Dayton & Ed Linn. It would be greatly appreciated if any photos could be found for any of these good men.

    I have not strictly limited this photo archive to sports writers. I have also included sports editors and sometimes managing editors. But I have went even further. In order to give this archive enhanced, historical relevance, I have included William Hearst, Arthur Brisbane, Henry Mencken and Joseph Pulitzer.

    In order to go the extra mile to give this archive enhanced, historical value, I have also included a few literary writers who had happened to write occasionally about sports. They include: Ruth McKenney, Cornelia Skinner, Clara Margery Sharp, William Saroyan (pen name Sirak Garoyan), Philip Wylie, Nelson Bond, Hector Munro (pen name, Saki), Joseph Mitchell, Katharine Brush, Arthur Cheney Train, Robert Louis Fontaine, Corey Ford (pen name, John Riddle).

    In order to give this archive enhanced historical relevance, I have included 42 managing editors of newspapers. Carr Van Anda (New York Times, 1904-1932), Oliver Bovard (St. Louis Post-Dispatch, 1910-1938), Alfred Kirchhofer (Buffalo Evening News, 1927-1956), Edwin James (New York Times, 1932-1951), Orville Shelton, Fresno Bee (?-1971), Walter Howey (Chicago Herald-Examiner, 1917-1954), Arthur Gelb (New York Times, 1967-1990), Abraham Rosenthal (New York Times, 1963-1988), Joe McGee (Log Cabin Democrat, 1920's-1984), Barney Kilgore (Wall Street Journal, 1941-1967), Clift Garboden (Boston Phoenix), Norman Isaacs (Louisville Times/Louisville Courier), John Popham (New York Times, 1933-1958), Marc Laguerre (Sports Illustrated, 1960-1974), Hugh Fogarty (Omah World-Herald, 1944-1971), Robert Douglas (Arkansas Gazette, 1948-1981), Tom Matthews (Time Magazine, 1929-1953), David Golding (Army Stars and Stripes), Robin Walsh (Belfast Telegraph), Howard Simons (Washington Post, 1966-1984), Henry Justin Smith (Chicago Daily News, 1901-1936), Rollo Ogden (New York Post/New York Times, 1891-1937), Ralph Ingersoll (New Yorker/Time, 1925-1940), Paul Steiger (Wall Street Journal, 1991-2007), Ken Wells (Wall Street Journal, 1982-2006), Jacob Lewis (New Yorker), Pierre Berton (Canadian Macleans, 1947-1957), Ben Bradlee (Washington Post, 1965-2012), Susan Cuesta (Cigar City Magazine), Frank McCulloch (Time-Life), Frank Murphy (Worcester Telegram, 1945-1966), Gene Roberts (New York Times, 1965-1972, Philadelphia Inquirer, 1972-1990), Walter M. Harrison (Oklahoman editor), John O'Connell (Bangor Daily News, 1928-1954), Bob Brooks (Raleigh News and Observer, 1972-1986), Clark Davey (Canadian editor), Joseph Donlan (London Sun, 1971-?), Pete Weitzel (Miami Herald, 1965-1995), Pete Lyons (Autosport), Harry Hindmarsh (Toronto Daily Star, 1912-1956), William Chon (New Yorker, 1952-1987), John Jones (Financial Times, 1976-?)

    In order to give this archive even more historical relevance, I have included 22 city editors of newspapers. Charles Chapin (New York Times, 1898-1918), Earl Walker (New York Herald-Tribune, 1926-1935), Arthur Stokes (San Jose Mercury News), Ben Hitt (San Jose Mercury News, 1945-1979), Agness Underwood (Los Angeles Evening Herald-Express, 1947-1968), William Shelton (Arkansas Gazette, 1952-1991), Harry Romanoff (Chicago Herald & Examiner), Albert Johnson (Providence Journal, 1946-1986), Ed Young (Baltimore Sun, 1935-1954; Providence Journal-Bulletin, 1954-?), Kalil Ayoob (Bangor Daily Commercial, 1937-1990), Frank Bolden (Pittsburgh Courier), Earl Selby (Philadelphia Bulletin, 1959-1964), Tom Caton (Los Angeles Herald-Express;Los Angeles Herald-Examiner, 1948-1975), Harvey Schwandner (Milwaukee Journal/Milwaukee Sentinel, 1946-1975), Matthew Paul (Bangor Daily News), Sir Patrick Sergeant, Harry Nichols (New York Daily News, 1922-1969), Howard Ziff (Chicago Daily News), Harllee Branch (Atlanta Journal), Jimmy Carnahan (Nashville Tennessean, 1968-1993), Bob Strebeigh (San Francisco Chronicle), Al Reck (Oakland Tribune, 1936-1958).

    It is my fervent hope that this photo tribute archive to our sports writers brings joy and happiness to their many readers and their descended families. I welcome any contributions, photos, information, etc.
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    About this thread. Evolution of a project. I thought I'd just jot down a couple of notes to whoever might be following this thread, to let them know how it came about.

    At the end of the day, I hope to be remembered for my work on Ty Cobb, baseball photos and sports writers. This particular thread was started February 14, 2007. So, I'm into my 5.5 year milepost on working on this project, almost on a daily basis. It actually started long before 2007. This sport writers project began in the 1990's, and came out of my Ty Cobb research. I was trying to build a 'jury' of Ty's peers to judge whether or not Ty was better than Babe Ruth.

    So I began to build up a consensus of professional observers who had seen both play and were paid to watch baseball. Not just normal fans, but more critical, skeptical observers, with no reason for partiality. That is how this project first began. I wrote the lists on large, yellow lined paper and had to restart a lot when I found new people. Finally, when I got my first computer in October, 2000. I could save tons of time by creating an Excel file and simply insert the new entries. Made my life SOOO much easier and simpler.

    I originally tried to find the most knowledgeable, famous sports writers from 1906 to 1930, in order to support the Cobb/Ruth issue. But later came to drop that and make the sports writers a project independent and on its own. This photo tribute is limited by my desire to have photos. My online sports writers index is around 3,000 and comes from Sporting News obituaries.

    In this project, I have went through many phases. As my ability to conduct online searches improved, I was able to find more and more dates of birth and death. I added family genealogy. I learned to photoshop and add sepia tone and tint faces with flesh-colored tone. I added the covers of their books. I found many new photos on Ebay. I found photo-bucket and learned to convert their photos into photo-bucket code, and spare fever all that bandwidth.

    The quality of research is not based only on searching skills, although that has a lot to do with it. A researcher is only as good as their tools. But it takes a lot of time, too. Not just a month of inspiration but a career of it. A project that takes 10 years will be more valuable than one of 1 year. This is exactly how I built my Ty Cobb Consensus. Took daily searches over many, many years. Just wanted to share some random thoughts with the house this morning. This thread might be in its 5th year online, but the project is around its 20th year. Just so you know.

    If you enjoy this photo gallery, you might also like our other ones, too.

    Historical, Archival Photographs---Pre-1900---Negro L.---Vintage Panoramic Pictures---Members' Gallery---Runningshoes Presents: Photo Op---Meet The Sports Writers

    Photos of the following individual players---Hank Aaron---Pete Alexander---Ty Cobb---Eddie Collins---Sam Crawford---Jimmy Foxx---Lou Gehrig---Rickey Henderson---Rogers Hornsby---Joe Jackson---Walter Johnson---Nap Lajoie---Connie Mack---John McGraw---Mickey Mantle---Christy Mathewson---Willie Mays---Mel Ott---Babe Ruth---George Sisler---Tris Speaker---Pie Traynor---Rube Waddell--- Honus Wagner---Ted Williams---Zack Wheat---Rare Ty Cobb ---Rare Babe Ruth---Bill's Babe Ruth---Rare Ted Williams---Bill's Rare Finds ---Babefan's Fantastic Vintage Baseball photos---GaryL's Boston Public Library Baseball Photo Project

    We also have some very nice, attractive team photo collections---New York Yankees---New York Giants---Detroit Tigers---Pittsburgh Pirates---Brooklyn Dodgers

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    Index to Meet The Sports Writers: Sequence of Photos, sharing the sources where I found the photos:
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    Page 1.

    2. Left: Henry Chadwick: Total Baseball, 8th. Edition, 2004, pp. 951.
    2. Right: Henry Chadwick: The Ballplayers, ed. by Mike Shatzkin, 1990, pp. 173.
    2. Bottom, Right: Henry Chadwick: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, Introduction, pp. 28.
    3. Top, Left: JG Taylor Spink: SABR's The National Pastime, 2003, #23, pp. 45.
    3. Top, Right: JG Taylor Spink: SABR's The National Pastime, #7, 1987, pp. 33.
    3. Bottom, Left: JG Taylor Spink: The Sporting News, December 22, 1962, pp. 15.
    3. Bottom, Middle: JG Taylor Spink: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 496.
    3. Bottom, Right: JG Taylor Spink: The Baseball Story, by Fred Lieb, 1950, pp. 261.
    4. Top, Left: Francis Richter: INTERNET
    4. Top, Middle: Francis Richter: Richter's History and Records of Baseball, by Francis C. Richter, 1914, Introduction.
    4. Top, Right: Francis Richter: Early Innings, compiled/edited by Dean A. Sullivan, 1995, pp. 157.
    5. Top: John Foster: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    5. Bottom, Left: John Foster: The Sporting News, February 15, 1917, pp. 4, column 4.
    5. Bottom, Middle: John Foster:
    5. Bottom, Right: John Foster: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 505.
    6. Left: Bill Phelon: Cincinnati Times-Star, August 19, 1925.
    6. Middle: Bill Phelon: The Sporting News, August 27, 1925.
    6. Right: Bill Phelon: Baseball Magazine, September, 1908, pp. 32.
    6. Bottom: Bill Phelon: Cincinnati Times-Star, December 7, 1912.
    7. Top: Grantland Rice: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    7. Middle, Middle: Grantland Rice: Internet: Or one can use the less-clearly defined Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 286. Or one may use the more cropped The Lively Ball, by James A. Cox, 1989, pp. 129.
    7. Bottom, Right: Grantland Rice: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 505.
    7. Far Bottom: Grantland Rice: The Tumult And The Shouting: My Life in Sport, by Grantland Rice, 1954, pp. 273.
    8. Left: Tim Murnane: INTERNET
    8. Middle: Tim Murnane: The Sporting News, February 15, 1917.
    8. Tim Murnane: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    8. Right: Tim Murnane: Baseball Magazine, April, 1917, pp. 191.
    9. Left: Sam Crane: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    9. Right: Sam Crane: INTERNET:
    10. Top, Left: Fred Lieb: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    10. Top, Right: Fred Lieb: The Baseball Story, by Fred Lieb, 1950, pp. 35.
    10. Bottom, Left: Fred Lieb: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 505.
    10. Bottom, Right: Fred Lieb: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 297.
    11. Left: Shirley Povich: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 509.
    11. Middle: Shirley Povich: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 275.
    11. Right: Shirley Povich: New York Times, June 7, 1998, pp. ?, Obituaries.
    12. Left: Charles Dryden: INTERNET:
    12. Right: Charles Dryden: Chicago Tribune, February 12, 1931, section 2, pp. 27.
    13. Top: Damon Runyon: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    13. Bottom, Left: Damon Runyon: INTERNET
    13. Bottom, Middle: Damon Runyon: INTERNET:
    13. Bottom, Right: Damon Runyon: INTERNET:
    13. Bottom, Far Right: Damon Runyon: New York Times, December 11, 1946.
    14. Top, Left: Westbrook Pegler: INTERNET:
    14. Top, Right: Westbrook Pegler: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 264.
    14. Bottom: Westbrook Pegler: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 267.
    15. Top, Left: Heywood Broun: INTERNET:
    15. Top, Middle: Heywood Broun: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171. Article on Heywood Broun by Bill Knight, of Western Illinois Univerisy, pp. 32.
    15. Top, Right: Heywood Broun: New York Times, December 19, 1939,
    15. Bottom: Heywood Broun: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171. Article on Heywood Broun by Bill Knight, of Western Illinois Univerisy, pp. 35.
    16. Ring Lardner: INTERNET:
    17. Ferdinand Lane: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 503.
    18. Left: Dan Daniel: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 492.
    18. Middle: Dan Daniel: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/ed. by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 165.
    18. Right: Dan Daniel: The Sporting News, July 18, 1981.
    19. Top: Henry Edwards: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 320. Or the much more degraded SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    19. Bottom, Left: Henry Edwards: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 502.
    19. Bottom, Middle: Henry Edwards: Baseball Magazine, March, 1942, pp. 447.
    19. Bottom, Right: Henry Edwards: Sporting News, January 1, 1925
    19. Bottom, Far Right: Henry Edwards: The Sporting News, August 11, 1948, pp. 14.
    19. Bottom: Henry Edwards: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    20. OC Caylor: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 79. Or, SABR'S Baseball's First Stars, 1996, pp. 25.
    21. Left: Red Smith: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 308.
    21. Right: Red Smith: INTERNET:
    21. Bottom: Red Smith: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 316.
    21. Bottom: Red Smith: American Baseball: From Postwar Expansion to The Electronic Age, by David Quentin Voigt, 1983, pp. 101.
    22. Bottom, Left: Dick Young: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 356.
    22. Bottom, Right: Dick Young: New York Times, Biographical Service, September 2, 1987.
    22. Bottom, Right: Dick Young: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    23. William B. Hanna:
    24. Walter Barnes: America's National Game, by Albert G. Spalding, 1911, pp. 344.
    25. John 'Jack' Kofoed: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493.

    Page 2.

    26. Mark Irving Vaughan: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 508.
    26. Mark Irving Vaughan: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, 36.
    27. Tom Meany: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 496. Corbis.
    28. Ken Smith: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 497. Hall of Fame Website. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 133.
    28. Ken Smith: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.
    29. John Carmichael: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 506. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 185. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    30. John Drebinger: Corbis, Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 229. New York Times, April 1, 1964. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.
    30. John Drebinger: American Baseball: From Postwar Expansion to The Electronic Age, by David Quentin Voigt, 1983, pp. 101.
    31. James Crusinberry: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 449. Corbis.
    31. Bottom: All: James Crusinberry: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    32. Joe Cashman: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 405. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 30
    33. John Hoffman: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 407. Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    34. Charles Segar: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 500.
    35. Alan Gould:
    36. Frank Graham: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 505. Hall of Fame website. The Tumult and The Shouting, by Grantland Rice, 1954, pp. 272.
    37. Jimmy Powers: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 494.
    38. Ed Prell: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 501. Street & Smith's Official Yearbook, 1966 Baseball, pp. 15. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    39. Harold Parrott: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 495. The Lords of Baseball, by Harold Parrott, 1976, pp. 154.
    40. Harry Neily: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 14.
    40. Harry Neily: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 341.
    41. Harold 'Speed' Johnson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 12-13.
    41. Harold 'Speed' Johnson: Wheaton College Special Collections
    42. Mel Webb: Sporting News, December 21, 1939, pp. 8. Boston Globe, October 24, 1961.
    43. George Munson: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, Introduction 34.
    44. Jim Long: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 498.
    45. Hugh 'Hek' Keough:
    46. William Spink: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, Introduction pp. 14. Or the much more degraded Sporting News, January 30, 1952, pp. 16.
    47. Al Spink: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, Introduction pp. 61. Sporting News, January 30, 1952, pp. 16.
    48. Charles Spink:
    49. Johnson Spink:
    50. John B. Sheridan: Baseball Magazine, October, 1908.

    Page 3.

    51. Chilly Doyle: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 499. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 119. Sporting News, February 2, 1939, pp. 10.
    52. Harry Salsinger: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 510. Hall of Fame website. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3.Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    52. Bottom: Left and Right: Harry Salsinger: Detroit News newspaper photo collection. (Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)
    53. Ed Bang: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 494. Corbis, Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 47.
    54. J. Roy Stockton: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 508.
    55. Warren Brown: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 510. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    56. Francis J. Powers: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 496. Corbis.
    57. Left: Hal Lanigan: Baseball Magazine, October, 1908. The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 335.
    57. Right: Hal Lanigan: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 335.
    58. Marion Francis Parker: Baseball Magazine, October, 1908.
    58. Right: Marion Parker: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 349. Or the much more degraded SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    59. Sam Greene: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 510. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.
    60. Martin J. Haley: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 509. St. Louis Globe-Democrat, March 19, 1977, pp. 46.
    61. O.B. Keeler
    62. Ed Danforth
    63. Harry Grayson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 507. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.
    64. Joe Vila: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 505. Sporting News, February 7, 1929, pp. 8.
    65. Sy Sanborn: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 506.
    65. Sy Sanborn: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    65. Sy Sanborn: Baseball Magazine, September, 1908, pp. 29.
    66. Edgar Munzel: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 510. Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    67. Ed Balinger: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 492.
    68. Sid Keener: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 495. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3.
    69. Thomas Richter: Richter's History and Records of Baseball, by Francis C. Richter, 1914, pp. 298.
    70. Hugh Fullerton: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 499. Baseball Magazine, September, 1908, pp. 29.
    71. Harry Keck: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 509. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 105.
    72. Tom Swope: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 504. Sporting News, July 7, 1938, pp. 14. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 40.
    73. Arch Ward: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 497. Corbis.
    74. Ed Burns: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 508. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    75. Lyall Smith: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.

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    76. Harry Cross: New York, April 4, 1946, pp. 23. Sporting News, April 11, 1946, pp. 16.
    77. Sid Mercer: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 498. Corbis.
    78. Jack Malaney: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 498. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3.
    79. Denman Thompson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 502. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 247.
    80. Garry Schumacher: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 504.
    81. Top: Edgar G. Brands: Corbis, Baseball: 100 Years of the Modern Era: 1901-2000, From The Archives Of The Sporting News, edited by Joe Hoppel, 2001, pp. 100.
    82. Howard Mann: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 506.
    83. Burt Whitman: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 506. Sporting News, May 18, 1949, pp. 38.
    84. Max Kase: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 507. Corbis.
    85. Joe Williams: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 510. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 31. The Joe Williams Baseball Reader, edited by Peter Williams, 1989, Introduction, 21, 23. New York Times, February 16, 1972. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.
    85. Joe Williams: Life Magazine photo archives
    86. Joe Jackson: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    87. Walter Trumbull: Baseball: An Illustr4ated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward/Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    88. Boze Bulger: Baseball: An Illustr4ated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward/Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    89. William Weart, Sr.: Sporting News, December 13, 1917, pp. 2.
    89. William Weart, Sr.: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 347.
    89. William Weart, Jr.:
    90. Billy Murphy: St. Louis Post-Dispatch, January 21, 1925. The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 339.
    90. Billy Murphy: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 339.
    92. J. Ed Wray: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 199. Sporting News, July 20, 1939,
    93. Gordon Cobbledick: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 343. (From Cleveland Plain Dealer, Thursday morning, October 5, 1961, 1961, pp. 49.). Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 281. Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 43.
    94. Stoney McLinn: Sporting News, October 20, 1938, pp. 7. The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 337.
    94. Stoney McLinn: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 337.
    95. Len Wooster: Sporting News, June 12, 1941, pp. 6.
    96. Frank G. Menke: New York Times, May 14, 1954.
    97. Bart B. Howard: New York Times, February 13, 1941.
    98. Gordon Mackay: Philadelphia Record, February 16, 1941.
    100. Malcolm Bingay: New York Times, August 22, 1953.
    100. Malcolm Bingay: Detroit News newspaper photo collection. (Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)

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    101. George Young:
    102. Jack Murphy:
    104. Joe McHenry: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 30.
    105. Charles A. Hughes: Baseball Magazine, September, 1908, pp. 29.
    105. Charles A. Hughes: Detroit News newspaper photo collection. (Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)
    106. Tommy Holmes: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 304. (From Brooklyn Eagle, Wednesday, October 8, 1952.); Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 265. (From Brooklyn Eagle, wednesday, October 24, 1945, pp. 17.)
    107. William J. Granger: Sporting News, June 12, 1941, pp. 6.
    108. Thomas S. Rice: Sporting News, February, 1942.
    109. Sog Grauley: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 332.
    110. Charles W. Dunkley: Sporting News, November 23, 1939, pp. 7. Chicago Tribune, February 7, 1957. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    111. Willis Johnson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 42-43.
    113. Stuart Bell: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 506.
    115. Glen L. Wallar: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 500.
    116. Jack Keller: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 492.
    118. James Gould: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 492. Baseball Magazine,
    119. Jack Ryder: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493. SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    120. Richards Vidmer: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493. Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 249. (From New York Herald Tribune, Monday, October 9, 1939, pp. 18.)
    121. Gerald Sylvester: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493.
    122. Gunboat Hudson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493. Corbis.
    123. Dick Farrington: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493.
    124. Davis J. Walsh: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 494. Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, August 26, 1966. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    125. Gus Rooney: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 494.

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    126. Edgar J. Geiger: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 495.
    127. Bill McCullough: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 496.
    128. William Braucher: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 496.
    129. Charles P. Ward: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 407.
    130. Frank Young: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 497.
    131. Wayne Otto: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 498.
    131. Wayne Otto: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    132. Ed McAuley
    133. Edward T. Murphy: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 498.
    134. George E. Phair: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 499.
    135. Francis Wallace: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 499.
    136. James P. Dawson: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 500. Corbis.
    137. James Gallagher: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 500. The Chicago Cubs, by Warren Brown, 1946, pp. 208.
    138. Paul Shannon: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 500. Sporting News, January 26, 1939, pp. 10.
    139. James O'Leary: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493.
    140. Henry L. Farrell
    141. Dr. William Brandt: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 501.
    142. Rud Rennie: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 501.
    143. Garrett Waters: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 501.
    144. Bucky Walter: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    145. Roscoe McGowen: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 502. Corbis. Street & Smith's Official Yearbook, 1966 Baseball, pp. 54. New York Times, November 6, 1966, pp. 88. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 33.
    146. Bill Slocum: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 502.
    147. Red Rodney:
    148. Left: James Isaminger: 1938 Sporting News article.
    148. Middle: James Isaminger: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 492.
    148. Right: James Isaminger: Sporting News, May 22, 1941.
    148. James Isaminger: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    149. Bert Gumpert: Baseball As I Have Known It, by Fred Lieb, 1980, pp. 253.
    150. Clifford Bloodgood: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 503.

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    151. Wilbur Wood: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 503.
    152. Bill Henry: Sport Pages of the Los Angeles Times, 1990, 108-109. (From LA Times, June 23, 1937; June 16, 1938.)
    153. Hy Turkin: New York Times, June 25, 1955, pp. 15.
    154. Bud Shaver: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 504.
    154. Bud Shaver: Detroit News newspaper photo collection. (Walter P. Reuther Library at Wayne State University, Detroit, MI)
    155. Volney Walsh: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 504.
    156. Cy Peterman: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 504. Philadelphia Inquirer, January 28, 1978, pp. 6-C.
    157. Herbert Simons: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 507.
    158. Ralph Cannon: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 507.
    159. Art Morrow: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951.
    160. Bill Corum: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 508. Corbis.
    161. John Fenton: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 508.
    162. Bill Dooly: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 508.
    163. William McCarthy: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 509.
    164. Nathaniel Gerstenzang: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 509.
    165. Jack Lait: Corbis
    166. Left: Braven Dyer: Corbis
    166: Right: Braven Dyer: Sport Pages of the Los angeles Times, edited and with text by Bill Shirley, 1990, pp. 162.
    167. Jack Veiock
    168. Harold Kaese
    169. Frank Rostock: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 343.
    171. Jack McDonald
    172. Art McGinley
    173. Lee Allen: Sporting News, April 15, 1967.
    174. Milton Gross: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 351. (From the New York Post, Friday, October 16, 1964, pp. 92)
    175. Fran Stann: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 347. (The Washington Evening Star, Thursday, October 3, 1963) Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 73.

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    176. Don Basenfelder: Sporting News, January 11, 1945.
    177. Les Biederman: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 64.
    178. Stan Baumgartner: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 213. Sporting News, January 4, 1945, pp. 3.
    179. Ed Batchelor, Sr.: Ty Cobb: His Tumultuous Life and Times, by Richard Bak, 1994, pp. 124. Sporting News, April 6, 1939, pp. 9.
    180. Jimmy Corcoran: Sporting News, February 4, 1944.
    181. James Carolyn: Sporting News, November 26, 1943.
    182. Bill Cunningham: Corbis
    182. Bill Cunningham: Life magazine photo archives
    183. Bob Considine: Corbis
    184. Jimmy Cannon: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 58.
    184. Jimmy Cannon: Life Magazine photo archives
    186. Jim Leonard: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 89.
    187. Ed Pollock: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 147. Corbis. Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, November 2, 1976.
    188. Vincent X. Flaherty: Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, pp. 263. Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 71.
    189. Ralph Davis: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 329.
    190. EV Durling
    192. C. William Duncan: Camden Courier-Post, April 28, 1967, pp. 45.
    194. Arthur Daley: American Baseball: From Postwar Expansion to The Electronic Age, by David Quentin Voigt, 1983, pp. 101.
    195. Paul Gallico: Corbis. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 121.
    196. Ben Epstein: New York Times, August 26, 1958. Corbis Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.
    197. Ford Frick: Games, Asterisks, and People, by Ford Frick, 1973, pp. 53. Hall of Fame website. Corbis.
    198. Gene Fowler: The Life and Legend of Gene Fowler, by H. Allen Smith, 1977, pp. 116, 209. The Young Man From Denver, by Will Fowler, 1962, pp. 97.
    200. Bill Farnsworth: New York Times, July 11, 1945.

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    201. James T. Farrell: Corbis
    202. Murry Tynan: New York Times, March 17, 1943, pp. 21.
    203. Jack Miley: New York Times, June 18, 1945, pp. 18.
    204. Frank Gibbons: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 333. (From the Cleveland Press, Thursday, June 11, 1959, pp. 59.) Cleveland Press, September 2, 1964. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 43.
    205. Matt Gallagher
    206. Sparrow Robertson: Corbis
    207. John Gallagher: Los Angeles Times, April 26, 1946, pp. A1. Chicago Daily Tribune, April 26, 1946, pp. 18.
    208. Al Horwits
    209. Doc Holst
    210. Top: John Kieran: Baseball's Golden Age: The Photographs of Charles M. Conlon, by Neal McCabe/Constance McCabe, 1993, pp. 159. Corbis. Hall of Fame website.
    211. Marshall Hunt:
    212. Jim Kilgallen: New York Times, December 23, 1982.
    213. Raymond Kelly: New York Times, January 9, 1967, pp. 39.
    214. Albert Keane: Hartford Courant, July 12, 1939, pp. 1.
    215. Sam Lacy: Hall of Fame website. INTERNET.
    216. Al Laney
    217. Havey Boyle: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 65.
    219. William S. Hennigan:
    220. William J. Hennigan:
    221. Arthur Mann: Sporting News, November 13, 1946.
    222. Rich Westcott:
    223. William J. O'Connor: New York Times, July 30, 1957, pp. 23.
    224. Edward Cochrane: Corbis. Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 517.
    225. Daniel Parker: Corbis.

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    226. Dick Walsh
    227. Gene Kessler: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    228. Ed Rumill: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 30.
    229. Herman Masin: INTERNET:
    230. Bob Newhall: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, A Complete Pictorial History of the "Hall of Fame" Decade, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 46.
    231. Chet Smith: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 65. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 64.
    232. Wendell Smith: Hall of Fame website. INTERNET.
    233. Prescott Sullivan: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 67.
    234. Jack Ryan: Corbis
    235. Hy Hurwitz: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 30.
    236. Abe Kemp: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 67.
    237. Brian Bell:
    238. Stanley Woodward
    239. John Wheeler: Baseball: An Illustrated History, by Geoffrey C. Ward & Ken Burns, 1994, pp. 167.
    240. Christy Walsh: The Giants of the Polo Grounds, by Noel Hynd, 1988, 111. Baseball's Greatest Lineup, compiled/edited by Christy Walsh, 1952, dust jacket. Corbis. The Joe Williams Baseball Reader, edited by Peter Williams, 1989, Introduction, 21.
    241. Herman Wecke: Sporting News, September 29, 1962.
    242. William Wedge: Sporting News, September, 1951.
    243. John Kuenster: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    244. Til Ferdenzi: Getty Images;
    245. Gus Steiger: Life magazine photo archives
    246. Sec Taylor
    247. Bill McGoogan: Sports Illustrated, September 26, 1955.
    248. Whitey Lewis: Sports Illustrated, September 26, 1955.
    249. Bob Holbrook: Corbis. Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951.
    250. Joe King: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 56.

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    251. Howard Roberts: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    252. Lou Smith: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 46. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 40.
    253. Frank Yeutter: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951.
    254. Hal Middlesworth: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.
    255. Nick Flatley: Personal family photo.
    256. Robert Burnes: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951.
    257. Tommy Devine: Complete Baseball, Summer, 1951. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.
    258. Lou Niss: Sporting News, January 11, 1945.
    259. Harold Burr: Sporting News, January 11, 1945. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 33.
    260. Peter J. O'Donnell: Personal family photo.
    261. Edmund Cunningham:
    262. Oscar Reichow: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 520. Corbis.
    263. Austen Lake: INTERNET: Bob Richardson's website.
    264. Roundy Coughlin
    265. Bob Addie: Hall of Fame website. Street & Smith's Official Yearbook, 1966 Baseball, pp. 66. Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 353. (Washington Post, Friday, September 10, 1965, pp. D1.) Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 73.
    266. John Lardner:
    267. Rodger Pippen: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 248. (Baltimore News-Post, Wednesday Evening, July 5, 1939.) Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 27.
    268. Paul Rickart:
    269. Lawton Carver: Top of a newspaper column, 'Fair or Foul', (Lebanon Daily New (Penn.), Friday, September 30, 1949, pp. 15.
    270. Leo Macdonnell: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 53.
    271. Bunk MacBeth:
    273. Bottom: Mark Roth:
    274. Paul Bruske: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 46.
    275. Purves T. Knox: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992.

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    276. Carl Lundquist:
    277. Leo Fischer: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    278. John Gillooly: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 30.
    279. Buck O'Neil: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 502. Sports Illustrated, September 26, 1955.
    280. Frank Grayson:
    281. Wilfrid Smith: INTERNET Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    282. Edgar Hayes: INTERNET Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.
    283. Eddie Edgar: INTERNET
    284. Tom Laird: personal family photo
    285. Tim Cohane:
    286. Bill Rafter: Sporting News, June 12, 1941, pp. 6.
    287. Top: George M. Graham: Corbis.
    288. Joe Krueger: Milwaukee Sentinel
    289. William O. McGeehan: Corbis
    290. Harry Williams
    291. Ban Johnson: Corbis. Library of Congress baseball photo collection.
    292. Charles Webb Murphy: Library of Congress baseball photo collection.
    293. Harry Pullian: INTERNET, The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, Introduction 29.
    294. John Heydler
    295. Ernest Barnard
    296. William Veeck
    297. Horace Fogel: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, Introduction 11.
    298. William Locke
    299. Joe Bihler
    300. Ed Sullivan: Corbis

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    301. George William Daley: Baseball as I Have Known It, by Fred Lieb, 1977, pp. 69.
    302. George Herbert Daley:
    303. Larry Woltz: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 100. (From the Florida Times-Union, Jacksonville, Florida, Thursday, October 17, 1912.)
    304. William Kennedy McKay: Chicago Sunday Tribune, September 24, 1944, pp. 8.
    305. Abe Yager: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 348. SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    305. Abe Yager: Sporting News, June 12, 1941, pp. 6.
    306. Guy McI. Smith
    307. William Curley: New York Times, October 24, 1955, pp. 27.
    308. Fred Mosebach: Sporting News, April 23, 1936.
    309. Fred Van Ness: Baseball As I Have Known It, by Fred Lieb, 1980, pp. 35.
    310. Jacob C. Morse: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 353.
    311. Charles Zuber:
    312. Robert W. Curtis: New York Times, February 22, 1939.
    313. J. Ed Grillo
    314. Elmer Bates: Painesville Telegraph, February 19, 1930, pp. 1/February 20, 1930, pp. 4.
    315. Harry Simmons:
    316. James Whitfield:
    317. Ren J. Mulford: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74. INTERNET. The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, Introduction 60.
    318. Joe Flanner: Library of Congress Baseball Photo Collection.
    319. Simon Goodfriend: New York Times, November 8, 1939, pp. 23.
    320. Otto Floto
    321. William Rankin: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, Introduction pp. 15.
    322. A. B. 'June' Rankin:
    323. Raymond M. Ziegler: Atlantic City Press-Union, February 24, 1953.
    324. Richard Guy, Sr.: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 333.
    325. Bill Lee:

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    326. Charles Emmet Van Loan
    327. Harvey T. Woodruff: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992.
    328. Bernard Thomson
    329. Jim Schlemmer: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, by Marc Okkonen, pp.
    330. Herman Nickerson: Baseball Magazine, July, 1913.
    330. Herman Nickerson: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 340.
    331. Frank M. Smith: Chicago Daily Tribune, November 3, 1933, pp. 27.
    332. Ed W. Smith: Both Bottom: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    333. John Sanburn Phillips: New York Times, March 2, 1949, pp. 25.
    334. Joseph Murphy: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    335. George Ade: Corbis
    336. Finley Peter Dunn: Corbis
    337. Franklin Pierce Adams: Corbis
    338. Paul Webster Eaton: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 330.
    339. Dr. Alfred R. Cratty: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 328.
    339. Dr. Alfred R. Cratty: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 56.
    340. Lloyd Lewis: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    341. Harry Weldon: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992
    342. Gerhard Otto Tidden: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992.
    343. Malcolm A. MacLean: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992.
    344. Joseph S. Smith: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 344.
    344. Joseph S. Smith: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    345. Harry Diddlebock
    346. Joseph Potts: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 503.
    347. Edward D. Soden: Who's Who in Major League Baseball, ed. by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 503.
    348. T.P. Sullivan: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, Introduction 42.
    349. James R. Price: The National Game, by Alfred H. Spink, 1911, pp. 352.
    350. Will Grimsley: INTERNET

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    351. Bert Walker
    352. Richard Tobin: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 50.
    353. James Gilruth: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 50.
    354. Jacob Karpf: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 334.
    355. Herbert Jaspan
    356. Harry Niemeyer: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 40.
    357. Joe Tumelty: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, A Comploete Pictorial History of the "Hall of Fame" Decade, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 61.
    358. Robert Saxton: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, A Complete Pictorial History of the "Hall of Fame" Decade, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 46.
    359. George Rice: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 343.
    360. Edward Westlake: Right: Chicago Daily News Photos, 1902-1933 (Chicago History Museum)
    360. Edward Westlake: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 48.
    361. Dick Collins: Baseball Magazine, October, 1908.
    362. Ernest Lanigan
    363. Roger Angell
    364. Charles B. Power: SABR's The National Pastime: A Review of Baseball History: Special Pictorial Issue: The Dead Ball Era, Spring, 1986, Volume 5, pp. 74.
    365. Cleon Walfoort
    366. William Kelsoe: The National Game, by Alfred Spink, 1911, pp. 213.
    367. Frank Hough: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992.
    368. John Pollock: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 44.
    369. George Pulford: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 48.
    371. William Sullivan
    372. Hy Goldberg
    373. Albert Mott
    374. John Pringle

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    376. Alexander M. Gillam
    377. Edward F. Stevens
    378. James Sullivan
    379. Edgar S. Sheridan
    380. Joe P. Campbell
    381. William H. Voltz
    382. James C. Kennedy
    383. George Dickinson
    384. Harry Palmer
    385. Fred Byrod
    386. Michael J. Kelly
    387. Lewis B. Meacham
    388. David L. Reid
    389. John Gruber: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 56.
    390. Alfred H. Wright
    391. They Built The Game
    395. George Vecsey
    396. Thomas S. Fullwood
    397. John Old
    398. Charles F. Mathison
    399. Walter O. Eschwege:

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    401. Joe Reichler
    402. Allison Danzig: Corbis.
    402. Allison Danzig: Life magazine photo archives
    403. Milton Richman
    404. Ray Kelly: Hall of Fame website.
    405. Bill Heinz: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 132.
    406. Hal Lebovitz: Hall of Fame website.
    407. Allen Lewis: Hall of Fame website.
    408. Bob Stevens: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 67.
    409. Furman Bisher: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 12, 19, 21. Internet.
    410. Jim Murray: Hall of Fame website.
    411. Si Burick: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 40.
    412. Bob Broeg: Hall of Fame website. Corbis. Super Stars of Baseball, by Bob Broeg, 1971, pp. Introduction.
    413. Bus Saidt: Hall of Fame website.
    414. Doug Wallop:
    415. Jack Lang: Corbis. Hall of Fame website. INTERNET. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 33.
    416. Bob Hunter: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 51.
    417. Ritter Collett: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 40.
    418. Robert W. Creamer: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 171, pp. 78.
    419. Larry Ritter:
    420. Ed Linn
    421. Ed Fitzgerald
    422. Leonard Koppett: Hall of Fame website. San Jose Mercury, June 24, 2003. INTERNET.
    423. Jesse Outlar
    424. Earl Lawson: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 40.
    425. David Condon: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 318. (Chicago Daily Tribune, Wednesday, August 3, 1955.)

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    426. Al Thomy:
    427. Joe Durso: Hall of Fame website.
    428. Phil Collier: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 51.
    429. Bob Wolff: Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 53.
    430. Joe McGuff: Hall of Fame website. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 49.
    431. Jerome Holtzman: Hall of Fame website.---Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 36.
    432. Joe Falls: Hall of Fame website. INTERNET. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 46.
    433. John Steadman: INTERNET. Baseball Memories, 1950-1959, An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's, by Marc Okkonen, 1993, pp. 27.
    434. Roger Kahn:
    435. Glenn Dickey: INTERNET.
    436. Hal Bodley: INTERNET
    437. Joe Goddard: INTERNET
    438. Ross Newhan: Hall of Fame website.
    439. Ira Berkow
    440. Charley Feeney: Hall of Fame website.
    441. Murray Chass: Hall of Fame website.
    442. Hal McCoy: Hall of Fame website.
    443. Peter Gammons: Hall of Fame website.
    444. Bill James: INTERNET
    445. Tracy Ringolsby: Hall of Fame website.
    446. Rick Hummel: Hall of Fame website.
    447. Larry Whiteside: : Hall of Fame website.
    448. Skip Bayless: Baseball Extra: From the Eric C. Caren Collection, by 2000, pp. 414. (From Dallas Times Herald, Thursday, May 2, 1991.)
    449. Larry Stone: INTERNET
    450. George Lederer: INTERNET

    Page 19.

    451. Bob Klapisch: INTERNET
    452. Bill Plaschke: INTERNET
    453. Mike Klis: INTERNET
    454. Dave Van Dyck: INTERNET
    456. Blackie Sherrod: INTERNET
    457. Dan Jenkins: INTERNET
    458. Steven Goldman: INTERNET
    459. King Kaufman: INTERNET
    460. Vern Plagenhoef:
    461. Tim Marchman: INTERNET
    462. Gary Smith: INTERNET
    463. Gregg Easterbrook: INTERNET
    464. Joaquin Henson: INTERNET
    466. Rick Riley: INTERNET
    467. Bob Ryan: INTERNET
    468. John Feinstein: INTERNET
    469. William Rhoden: INTERNET
    471. 'Woody' Paige: INTERNET
    472. Jason Whitlock: INTERNET
    473. Michael Wilbon: INTERNET
    474. Mitchell Album: INTERNET

    Page 20.

    476. Terry Pluto
    477. Peter Finney
    478. David Thigpen: Life Magazine photo archives
    479. Mike Downey
    480. Doug Krikorian
    481. Joe Henderson
    482. Bill Simmons
    484. Bob Elliott
    485. Steve Hirdt
    486. Moss Klein
    487. Bill Madden
    489. Ken Nigro
    490. Jack O'Connell
    491. Nick Peters
    492. Mark Whicker
    493. Bob Nightengale
    494. Rob Neyer
    495. Thomas Boswell
    496. Wesley Fricks
    497. Richard Bak
    498. Charles Alexander: Spoke, A Biography of Tris Speaker, 2007, dust jacket; INTERNET
    499. John Thorn
    500. Gene Carney

    Page 21.

    500. Al Stump: Ty Cobb, 1995, dust jacket
    501. Steve Gietschier
    503. Don Honig
    504. Pete Palmer
    505. Marty Appel: Baseball's Best: The Hall of Fame Gallery, 1977, dust jacket; INTERNET
    506. Lloyd Johnson
    507. Norman Macht
    508. Marc Okkonen
    509. Dan Ginsburg
    510. Maurey Allen
    511. Gene Schoor
    512. Dave Diles
    513. John M. Rosenburg: The Story of Baseball, 1962, dust jacket
    514. John D. McCallum: Ty Cobb, 1975, dust jacket
    515. Jack Kavanagh
    516. William Kirk: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 57.
    517. William Koelsch: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 57.
    518. William I. Harris
    519. William Crounse
    520. Jesse Matteson: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 40.
    521. Hugh Brown
    522. Peter J. Donohue
    523. Robert Larner
    524. John Mandigo
    525. Philip Nash

    Page 22.

    526. George Stackhouse
    527. Edward Thierry: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 68.
    527. Edward Thierry: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 58.
    528. Norman Rose: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 48.
    529. Frank Brunell
    530. John Seys
    531. Albert H. C. Mitchell
    532. Robert S. White
    533. Daniel McGrath
    534. Eddie Crane
    535. Charles Egan
    536. Everett Gardner
    537. Bus Ham
    538. Bernard McDonald
    539. Bert Collyer
    540. Red Thisted
    541. Morris Siegel
    542. Ed Sainsbury
    543. Ernest Mehl
    544. Curley Grieve
    545. Oliver Kuechle
    546. Walter Judge
    547. Dick O'Connor
    548. James Enright
    549. Al Abrams: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    550. Jack Hernon, Jr.
    550. Jack Hernon, Sr.

    Page 23.

    551. Dan Desmond
    552. Bill Roeder
    553. Mike Gaven
    554. Ed Delaney
    555. Hugh Trader
    556. Paul Menton
    557. Ray Grody
    558. Louis Dougher
    559. Jesse Linthicum
    560. Leo Riordan
    561. John Webster
    562. Barney Kremenko
    563. Louis Effrat
    564. Louis Hatter
    565. Will Cloney
    566. Ed Costello
    567. Neal Eskridge
    568. Al Costello
    569. George Bowen
    570. Ed Sinclair
    571. Roy Mumpton
    572. Jerry Mitchell
    573. Arch Murray
    574. Frank Finch
    575. Harold Rosenthal

    Page 24.

    576. Jim Ogle
    577. Ray Doherty: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    578. Andrew Rowley: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 56.
    579. Bob Pille: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    580. Pat Harmon
    581. Robert Chilton: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 56.
    582. Emmons Byrne: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    583. Frank G. Hard: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 64.
    584. Dick Dozer: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    585. David J. Reque: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    586. Ellis Veech: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    587. Henry Boynton
    588. George Cantor
    589. Joe McCurley: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    590. Neil Gazel: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    591. Doug Brown: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    592. James Ellis: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    593. Frank Marasco: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    594. George Van: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    595. Joe Nolan: Baseball Memories, 1930-1939, A Complete Pictorial History of the "Hall of Fame" Decade, by Marc Okkonen, 1994, pp. 46.
    596. Louis A Van Oeyen: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 48.
    597. Burt Hawkins: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    598. John Garro (Alphonse Zizza)
    599. Chuck Capaldo: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    600. Watson Spoelstra: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.

    Page 25.

    601. Lloyd Larson: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    602. Steve Weller: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    603. Harry Jones
    604. Brice Hoskins: 1910 Spalding Base Ball Guide, pp. 62.
    605. Dick Hackenberg
    606. Myron W. Townsend: Baseball Magazine, October, 1908.
    607. Charles Nethaway
    608. Robert Cromie: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    609. Carl Buchele: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    610. Claude Gibbs: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    611. Chuck Johnson: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    612. Louis Chapman
    613. Robert Firestone
    614. Jerry Liska
    615. Bob Myers
    616. Joe Pritchard
    617. Bill Dougherty: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    618. Sid Friedlander: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated
    Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    619. Rice O'Dell
    620. Robert August: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    621. Jim McCulley: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    622. George Burton: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    623. Steve O'Neil: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    624. Jack Hanley: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    625. Sandy Grady: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.

    Page 26.

    626. Ken Opstein: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    627. C. Lamont Buchanan
    628. Tom Burke: Boston Public Library: McGreevey Collection
    629. Samuel Carrick: Boston Public Library: McGreevey Collection
    630. Ralph McMillin: Boston Public Library: McGreevey Collection
    631. Arthur D. Cooper
    632. Al Wolf
    633. Melvin Durslag
    634. George Strickler
    635. John Tunis
    636. Joe Liebling
    637. Herbert Wind
    638. Joe Palmer
    639. Bert Sugar
    640. Jesse Abramson:
    641. John Hutchens
    642. Fred Corcoran: Corbis
    643. Ralph McGill
    644. Fred Russell: INTERNET:
    645. Quentin Reynolds: New York Times, March 18, 1965.
    646. Sam Muchnick
    647. Nat Fleischer
    648. Ward Morehouse
    649. George Will
    650. Craig Wright

    Page 27.

    651. Bill Burgess
    652. Tom Tango
    653. Matt Souders
    654. Dick Thompson
    655. Brad Harris
    656. Brian McKenna
    657. Arthur O. Schott
    658. Dr. Harvey Frommer
    658. Dr. Myrna Frommer
    659. David Quentin Voigt
    660. Harold Seymour
    660. Dorothy Seymour
    661. Gabe Schechter
    662. Paul Mickelson
    663. Harry Dayton
    664. Forrest Myers
    666. Ron Fimrite
    667. Josh Leventhal
    668. Tim M. Gay
    669. Rick Huhn
    670. Richard Cramer
    671. Dave Anderson
    673. Sean Holtz
    674. Sean Forman
    675. Mark Fimoff

    Page 28.

    676. Kirk Miller
    677. Ken D. Fry
    678. Lucius Clinton Harper
    679. Wesley Rollo Wilson
    680. Fay Young
    681. Romeo Dougherty
    682. Russell Cowans
    683. Marion E. Jackson
    684. Dr. Emory O. Jackson
    685. Lucius Jones
    686. Ric Roberts
    687. B. T. Harvey
    688. William C. Matney, Jr.
    689. Chico Renfroe
    690. Cornilia Skinner
    691. Margery Sharp
    692. William Saroyan (Sirak Garoyan)
    693. Philip Wylie
    694. Nelson Bond
    695. Hector Munro (Saki)
    696. Joseph Mitchell
    697. Katharine Brush
    698. Arthur Cheney Train
    699. Robert L. Fontaine
    699. Corey Ford
    700. Ruth McKenney

    Page 29.

    701. Zipp Newman
    702. Brick Young
    703. Jeane Hoffman
    704. John B. McCormick
    705. Edward Neil
    706. Harry Carr
    707. Vic Ziegel
    708. Cy Kritzer
    709. Dent McSkimming
    709. Charles J. McSkimming
    709. Charles G. McSkimming
    709. Charles Fred McSkimming
    710. Edwin B. Dooley
    711. Edmund J. Dooley
    712. William C. Kashatus
    713. Carl Brandebury
    714. Al Hirshberg
    715. Ben Olan
    716. Edwin Pope
    717. Bat Masterson
    718. Robert Ripley
    719. Thomas A. Dorgan
    720. Willard Mullin
    721. John I. Johnson: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    722. Fred J. Hewitt: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 45.
    723. Austin Bealmear: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    724. Murray Wieman: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    725. Bob Allison

    Page 30.

    726. Lee Scott
    727. Cullen Cain
    728. Sports Writers Who Went on to Other Fields
    729. Skpper Patrick
    730. Lou McKenna
    731. Photo of Sports Writers, January 2, 1953: Breakfast at Walshateau, N. Hollywood, CA
    732. Sid Ziff
    733. Fred W. Lindecke: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    734. Bob Maisel: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    735. David Pietrusza
    736. Walter Hapgood
    737. Gabby Garber
    738. Will McDonough
    739. Cy Sherman
    740. Caspar Whitney
    741. Charles Goodyear Seymour
    742. Joe Coppage
    743. Walter Eckersall
    744. Sam Levy
    745. Ernie Dalton
    747. Joe Giuliotti
    748. Caswell Adams
    749. Oscar Ruhl
    750. Charles Young

    Page 31.

    751. Frank Keyes
    752. Cooper Rollow
    753. Edward Rife
    754. Card Game of Authors
    755. William H. Ritt
    756. John B. Lundgren
    757. William Earl Hutchinson
    758. Bill Mardo
    759. Jack Cuddy
    760. Fred Weatherly
    761. James M. Kahn
    762. John T. Doyle
    763. Pete Axthelm
    764. John W. Keys
    765. Irvin S. Cobb
    766. Bob McConnell
    767. Bob Davids
    768. David J. Nightingale
    769. Percy Whiting
    770. Ernie Roberts
    771. Bob Elliott
    772. Poss Parsons
    775. Bill Gallo

    Page 32.

    776. Dave Egan
    777. Earl Hilligan
    778. Hunt Stromberg
    779. Stan Isaacs
    780. Len Schecter
    781. Robert Kelley
    782. Ralph Ray, Jr.
    783. Sam Mele
    784. Jim Burchard
    785. Al Buck
    786. Frank Eck
    787. Will Irwin
    788. Edward Marshall
    789. Frank B. Hutchinson
    790. Joe Massaguer
    791. Ed Keating
    792. Harold Russell
    793. Marshall Smelser
    794. Milt Dunnell
    795. Elmer Ferguson
    796. George Moreland (supplimental)
    797. Jim Corbett
    798. Carl Felker
    799. Robert Lipsyte
    800. J. Herb Good

    Page 33.

    891. sports writers photo (New York writers, St. Petersburg, FL, 1942)
    802. Jack Tanzer
    803. J. Ira Seebacher
    804. William Wallace
    805. Harry Reutlinger
    806. Tim Kawakami
    807. Bob Drysdale
    808. Howard Millard
    809. Irwin Howe
    810. Al Elias
    811. Walter Elias
    812. John Phillips
    813. Ike Kuhns
    814. Alex Wolff
    815. Tom Kenville
    816. Lacy Banks
    817. Steve Wilstein
    818. Adam Schefter
    819. Red Fisher
    820. Don Rhodes
    821. Bill Conlin
    822. Lin Raymond
    823. Ariel Helwani
    824. Bob Quincy
    825. Al Cartwright

    Page 34.

    826. Bob Hentzen
    827. Bud Gallmeier
    828. Van McKenzie
    829. Doug Bradford
    830. Pop Boone
    831. Royal Brougham
    832. Smith Barrier
    833. B. A. Bridgewater
    834. Bill Hunter
    835. Bob Brown
    836. Dave Smith
    837. Randy Galloway
    838. Conrad Marshall
    839. Ned Cronin
    840. Dick Brittenden
    841. Keith Lewis
    842. Max Sandeman
    843. Oscar Kahan
    844. Frank Blunk
    845. Cal Pokas
    846. Joe McCarron
    847. L. H. Gregory
    848. Stubby Currence
    849. Jack Gatecliff
    850. George Gross

    Page 35.

    851. John Frew
    852. Bruno Kearns
    853. Ray Rocene
    854. John Kirker
    855. Bill Connors
    856. Jim Snyder
    857. LeRoy Lambright
    858. Horace Billings
    859. Bo Gill
    860. Mervyn Agars
    861. Murad Hemmadi
    862. Glenn White
    863. Red McCarthy
    864. Lime Katzman
    865. JBG Thomas
    866. Tom McEwen
    867. George Makins
    868. Bob Hammel
    869. Bart Fisher
    870. Ben Byrd
    871. George Pasero
    872. Mel Bradley
    873. Bill Shelton
    874. Howie Evans
    875. John O'Donnell

    Page 36.

    876. Chuck Harkins
    877. Dan Creedon
    878. Dave Campbell
    879. Wilfred Foley
    880. Charlie Kerg
    881. Don Bolden
    882. Dave Kindred
    883. Roger Carlson
    884. Bill Conlin

    Page 37.

    901. Fred Jones
    902. Fred Jones
    903. Bill Robinson
    904. Bill Robinson
    905. Gary Bond
    906. Frank Callahan

    Page 38.

    926. William Randolph Hearst
    927. Arthur Brisbane
    928. Henry Louis Mencken
    929. Joseph Pulitzer
    930. William O. Taylor
    930. General Charles H. Taylor
    931. Billy Sullivan
    932. New York Times' Publishers
    933. Chicago Tribune Publishers
    934. Los Angeles Times' Publishers
    935. Carr Van Anda
    936. Oliver Bovard
    937. Al Kirchhofer
    938. Edwin James
    939. Orville 'Diz' Shelton
    940. Walter Howey
    941. Arthur Gelb
    942. A. M. Rosenthal
    943. Joe McGee
    944. Barney Kilgore
    945. Clif Garboden
    946. Norman Isaacs
    947. John Popham, IV
    948. Marc Laguerre
    949. Hugh Fogarty
    950. Bob Douglas

    Page 39.

    951. Thomas Matthews
    952. David Golding
    953. Robin Walsh
    954. Howard Simons
    955. Henry Justin Smith
    956. Rollo Ogden
    957. Ralph Ingersoll, I
    958. Paul Steiger
    959. Ken Wells
    960. Jacob Lewis
    961. Pierre Berton
    962. Ben Bradlee
    963. Susan Cuesta
    964. Frank McCulloch
    965. Frank Murphy
    966. Gene Roberts
    967. Walter Harrison
    968. John O'Connelll, Jr.
    969. Bob Brooks
    970. Clark Davey
    971. Ken Donlan
    972. Pete Weitzel
    973. Pete Lyons
    974. Harry Hindmarsh
    975. William Shawn

    Page 39.

    976. JDF Jones
    977. London Times publishers
    979. Charles Chapin
    980. Stan Walker
    981. Art Stokes
    982. Ben Hitt
    983. Aggie Underwood
    984. William Shelton
    985. Harry Romanoff
    986. Al Johnson
    987. Ed Young
    988. Ki Ayoob
    989. Frank Bolden
    990. Earl Selby
    991. Tom Caton
    992. Harvey Schwandner
    993. Matthew Paul
    994. Sir Patrick Sergeant
    995. Harry Nichols
    996. Howard Ziff
    997. Harlee Branch
    998. Jimmy Carnahan
    999. Bob Strebeigh
    1000. Al Reck


    Page 41.

    1001. James Tuite
    1002. Frank Keating
    1003. Brian Woolnough
    1004. Frank Luksa
    1005. Bob Teague
    1006. Tom Leo
    1007. Dave O'Hara
    1008. Bob Eger
    1009. Bob Moran
    1010. Mary Garber
    1011. Caulton Tudor
    1012. Bill Jauss
    1013. Fred Hoey
    1014. George O. Greene
    1015. Joe Bostic
    1016. Larry Felser
    1017. Andy McCutcheon
    1018. Dick Gordon
    1019. Bill Shannon
    1020. Robert Millward
    1021. Jim Huber
    1022. Darren Phillips
    1023. Don McLeod
    1024. Amby Smith
    1025. Ralph Bernstein

    Page 42.

    1026. George Kiseda
    1027. Mike Penner (Christine Daniels)
    1028. Gene Pullen
    1029. Joe Gross
    1030. Roy McHugh
    1031. Jimmy Bryan
    1032. Joe Mooshil
    1033. Kevin Buey
    1034. Cliff Broyhles
    1035. Ralph Wiley
    1036. Lewis Grizzard, Jr.
    1037. George Kimball
    1038. Jim Coleman
    1039. Ali Wahidi
    1040. Danny Fullbrook
    1041. Chuck Heaton
    1042. Randy Stakman
    1043. Jack Kiser
    1044. Daniel Wetzel
    1045. Darin Esper
    1046. Jerry Reigle
    1047. Mike Lupica
    1048. Tom McEwen
    1049. Pat Connolly
    1050. Dick Hudson

    Page 43.

    1051. Trent Grayne
    1052. Lowell Reidenbaugh
    1053. Jerry Izenbe
    1054. Jim Taylor
    1055. Bill Bumgarner
    1056. Ernie Salvatore
    1057. Con Houlihan
    1058. Frank Boggs
    1059. Walter Camp
    1060. John Vinicombe
    1061. Frank Deford
    1062. Sam Pompei
    1063. Gegg McBride
    1064. Berry Tramel
    1065. Donald Hunt
    1066. Bill Shelton
    1067. Bill Gleason
    1068. Orville Henry, Jr.
    1069. David Miller
    1070. Bill Nack
    1071. Paddy Downey
    1072. Lou Marsh
    1073. John Rafferty
    1074. Zander Hollander
    1075. Dick Schaap

    Page 44.

    1076. Scott Young
    1077. Jim Kelley
    1078. Ines Saiz
    1079. Harold Tuthill
    1079. Harry Tuthill
    1080. Ralph Graves
    1081. Rich Clarkson
    1082. Bob Lyons
    1083. Dr. Malcolm Brodie
    1084. Pete Conrad
    1085. Dennis Barnidge
    1086. Joe Fosko
    1087. John Beckett
    1088. Rich Gibson
    1089. Eddie Giles
    1090. Dicky Rutnagur
    1091. Don Lindner
    1092. Chuck Carree
    1093. Kirby Arnold
    1094. C. E. McBride
    1095. Bill Lyon
    1096. Frank Bilovsky
    1097. Mike Lopresti
    1098. Lenox Rawlings
    1099. Bob Black
    1100. Walter Schumann, Jr.

    Page 45.

    1101. Don Seeley
    1102. Hank Kozloski
    1103. Michael Jay Ybarra
    1104. Dave Solomon
    1105. Jill Jackson
    1106. Dave Coffin
    1107. Fred Cervelli
    1108. Robes Patton
    1109. Jack Ireland
    1110. Daniel Sernoffsky
    1111. George Puscas
    1113. Jim Hawkins
    1114. Jerry Green
    1115. John Lowe
    1116. Tom Gage
    1117. Lynn Henning
    1118. John Paul Morosi
    1119. Danny Knobler
    1120. Bob Oates
    1121. Lynn DeBruin
    1122. Bob Shafer
    1123. Jeff Prugh
    1124. Bill Shelton
    1125. Martin Manley

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    1126. Matt Schuman
    1127. Bill Nichols
    1128. Ronnie Ray Gallagher
    1129. Luther Carmichael
    1135. Bob Curry
    1136. Red Fisher
    1137. Jack Kiser
    1138. John Beckett
    1139. Ray Ryan
    1140. Rod Beaton
    1143. Dave Beronio
    1147. John Johnson
    1148. Fred Hewitt
    1149. Austin Bealmear
    1150. Murray Wieman

    Page 47.

    1151. Al Parsley
    1152. Andy Palich
    1153. Stewart 'Salty' Bell
    1154. C. E. Beane: Baseball Memories, 1900-1909, by Marc Okkonen, 1992, pp. 31.
    1154. C. E. Beane: New England Magazine, 1908.
    1155. Jack Orr: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
    1156. Al Kahn: Baseball Memories 1950-1959: An Illustrated Scrapbook of Baseball's Fabulous 50's: All the Players, Managers, Cities & Ballparks, by Marc Okkonen, 1993.
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    James Coffey O'Leary---AKA Uncle Jim

    Born: September 14, 1861, Charleston, NH
    Died: March 17, 1948, Boston, MA, age 86

    Boston sports writer; Started as a telegrapher in Boston (1882), Pittsburgh, Buffalo.
    Boston Globe telegrapher (1890-92), copy desk ('92-13), sports writer (1913-38).

    Father: Patrick; Mother: Elizabeth Coffey; His middle name was his mother's last name.

    His entry in Who's Who in Major League Baseball, edited by Harold (Speed) Johnson, 1933, pp. 493.-----------------------Sporting News' obituary, March 24, 1948, pp. 6, column 4.


    1939: AL President Will Harridge, Jim O'Leary, Ted Williams.------October 7, 1937: L-R: Alan Gould (AP sports editor), Jake Wade (Charleston Observer),
    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Harry Salsinger (Detroit News), Cy Peterman (Philadelphia Bulletin), James O'Leary (Boston Post)
    .

    --------------------------------1933----------------------------------------same picture enlarged

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    • #3
      Ford Christopher Frick

      Born: December 19, 1894, Wawaka, IN
      Died: April 8, 1978, Bronxville, NY, age 83

      New York sports writer / commissioner;
      Colorado Springs Gazette, sports writer, 1915 - 1921
      New York American, sports writer, covered Giants, 1921 - 1931
      New York Journal, sports writer, covered Yankees, 1931 - 1933
      National League publicist, 1933 - ?
      National League President, 1935 - 1951
      Baseball Commissioner, 1951 - 1965.

      Ford had a varied career and interesting career. He was a sports writer for the New York American, from 1921-31, and covered the New York Giants. He then served as a sports writer for the New York Journal, form 1931-33 and he covered the New York Yankees. He next served as the National Leauge's publicist from 1933-35, before he was appointed National League President from 1935-51. He capped his career by serving as Baseball Commissioner from 1951-65.

      He is credited as being one of the major driving forces to create the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, which was dedicated on July 12, 1939. He later received rave credit for squashing a possible player boycott against baseball's first Negro player since the 19th Century, Jackie Robinson. Frick's actions were dramatic and decisive. He told the players that anyone who refused to take the field against Robinson would be immediately and permanently expelled from the game, no appeals. No one dared to challenge his ultimatum.


      New York Times' obituary, April 10, 1978, pp. B2.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------No Cheering In The Press Box, by Jerome Holtzman, 1973, pp. 198-199.


      1951-1959: L-R: Will Harrige (AL Pres., 1931-1959), Ford Frick (Commissioner), Warren C. Giles (NL Pres., 1951-1969).


      ---------------1938.


      A LOOK AHEAD

      Gazing into a crystal ball is a popular pastime with most sports, and baseball is no exception. All during the winter, and even after opening day, fans dream their golden dreams of pennants and championships. Yesterday's disappointments are forgotten, and tomorrow's reality tinged with hope and softened with enthusiasm. Before every All-Star game or World Series, fans cloak their emotions in hope and their dreams in the panoply of victory.

      I, too, am a fan, entitled to my dreams and hopes along with the others. It's a privilege that tradition makes mandatory. Here's what I see for baseball, and other sports, fifty years from now.

      By that time (circa 2020) the major leagues will have expanded from 24 to 32 clubs, operating as four separate eight-club leagues. There will be an agreement with football that will eliminate much of the confusion of cross-scheduling and overlapping play. Baseball will return to the old 154-game schedule, with postseason playoffs culminating with the traditional World Series. The baseball season will be shortened, with the season opening in mid-April and all competition, including the World Series, ended by October 7. Whether or not the four-league schedule will include inter-league play, the crystal ball does not divulge.

      By the year 2000, there will be no weather problems. Domed stadiums will have taken care of that. By then, expert engineers and scientists will have come up with new construction ideas and new materials to enable municipalities and private corporations to build covered, year-round, all-sports structures, at less than the open structures of today. That will help solve the overlap problem. With a domed year-around stadium fixed schedule dates can be set in advance with no fear of postponements because of weather. All sports will accept likely cities without thought to latitude or the problem of sectional play. It is entirely possible, too, that a movable dome can be devised that could be opened or closed as weather conditions dictate.

      The thought of expansion immediately brings up the problem of which cities would be available for the new teams and how to supply these teams with players of real major league caliber. If moves were contemplated today, these would be matters of deep concern. However, if present projections and present trends are accurate, these problems will solve themselves by the turn of the century.

      Cities are growing at a phenomenal rate. Statistics predict that by the year 2000, our population will increase by a minimum of 25 to 30 percent. I am not shilling for any particular city or territory. But cities like Miami in the South, and Omaha, Denver, and Salt Lake in the Plains area, and Phoenix in the Southwest are growing by leaps and bounds. The Northwest, by the time expansion comes, will offer the Seattle-Tacoma area for serious consideration, or even Portland or Vancouver as prospects. Washington, our nation's capital, today is without baseball. Cities like Toronto and New Orleans already are in the market.

      A lot of folks, even now, are talking on international baseball. When that time comes Toronto, Mexico City, and Havana (even Mr. Castro can't live forever) will be ready and willing. As for playing strength, I don't worry. Increased population will take care of that. Figures show that for every good job there's always a capable and ambitious man waiting around to fill it.

      One other thought. By the time a new century rolls around, I'm hopeful Congress will have ceased investigation; the Supreme Court will have decided sports privilege and obligation under Federal statute, and concise, understandable ground rules will have been laid down under which sports can operate. At the same time, I hope sports are not included in the Off-Track Betting frenzy, or harassed by any widespread legalization of betting. Not that I'm opposed to better per se, or blind to the fact that it exists. I'm not. But sports and gambling simply do not mix. And rules legalizing gambling on a broad scale only add to the sports policing problem, by destroying the most effective weapon we have in protecting the honestly and integrity of our competitive team sports.

      Also, I hope Congress does not see fit to put sports under any special sports authority. To do so would only add to an already complicated problem, and add one more to the already overcrowded list of governmental agencies that serve no particular purpose. The result will only be to further complicate the problems of dedicated men who through the years have done a pretty good job of keeping sports clean and palatable for the American Public.

      In my dream I see something different. In the next fifty years, I see sports expanding. I see laws made clear and ground rules established under which sports can operate with dignity and proceed with confidence. And in baseball I see this and succeeding commissioners returned once again to the functions originally ordained. I see the commissioner as a judge and arbiter, respected by press and public, with full authority to protect the honesty and integrity of the game he rules. I see a commissioner relieved of the petty annoyances and criticism by rules and procedures that recognize the power and dignity of the office and at the same time define the obligations of leagues, and clubs, and owners, in simple language that the fan public can understand.

      Of course, it's only a dream, but a happy one - and a fit ending for what is intended to be a happy book.
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        Eugene Devlan Fowler---AKA Gene Fowler

        Born: March 8, 1890, Denver, CO
        Died: July 2, 1960, Los Angeles, CA, age 70

        New York sports writer / author / biographer;
        West Denver HS, (Colo); University of Colorado School of Journalism
        Denver newspaperman
        New York American, sports writer (October, 1917 - 1924),
        New York Daily Mirror, sports editor (1924 - 1925),
        New York American managing editor, (1925 - 1928),
        New York Morning Telegraph, (1928),
        free lance biographer (1928 - 1960).

        Gene was a great pal of Damon Runyon, also from Denver. He was himself a true character, known for his many affairs. He might have been trained by famed sports editor, Otto Floto. He became a Hollywood script writer.
        ---------------------------------------------------------------
        Gene Fowler (Sportswriter. Born, Denver, Colo., Mar. 8, 1890; died, Los Angeles, Calif., July 2, 1960.) A newspaperman in his native Denver, Gene Fowler joined the sports staff of the New York American in Sept. 1918 on the recommendation of Damon Runyon (q.v.). Fowler, born Eugene Devlan, was adopted by his stepfather as a youngster and drifted into the local newspaper business. His first assignment for the Hearst papers in New York was to cover the 1918 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs. When William Randolph Hearst decided to enter the morning tabloid field, he started the Daily Mirror in 1924 and Gene Fowler was his first sports editor. Two years later, he became the managing editor of the other Hearst morning paper, the American. In 1930, Fowler moved to The Morning Telegraph, the New York racing daily, as its managing editor. By 1932, he was actively writing screenplays for Hollywood, starting with Union Depot. Fowler moved to Los Angeles in the mid-1930s and continued to turn out screenplays. He also wrote a Broadway play (with Ben Hecht). Fowler wrote a dozen books, the best known of which was Beau James, a 1949 biography of colorful New York mayor Jimmy Walker (q.v.), which became a motion picture of the same name starring Bob Hope as Mayor Walker and narrated by Walter Winchell, the powerful Mirror columnist. (The Bill Shannon Biographical Dictionary of New York Sports is an open database of sports biographies maintained by Jordan Sprechman and Marty Appel.)

        Biographies by Gene Fowler:
        William Fallon, famous NYC attorney (The Great Mouthpiece, 1931),
        Harry H. Tammen/Frederick G. Bonfils, owners of The Denver Post, (Timberline, 1933)
        John Barrymore, actor, (Good Night, Sweet Prince, 1943),
        (A Solo In Tom-Toms, 1931,1946)
        Jimmy Walker, NYC Mayor, 1926 - 1932 (Beau James, 1949),
        Jimmy Durante (Schnozzola, The Story of Jimmy Durante, 1951),
        Minutes of the Last Meeting (Sadakichi Harttmann, W.C. Fields, John Barrymore, John Decker, 1954)

        Some of Gene's other published works:
        Trumpet In The Dust, 1930
        Shoe The Wild Mare, 1931
        The Great Magoo (w Ben HECHT), 1933
        Father Goose, 1934
        The Mighty Barnum (w Bess MEREDYTH), 1934
        Salute To Yesterday, 1937
        Illusion In Java, 1939
        The Jervis Bay Goes Down, 1941
        Skyline, 1961 (Was working on when he died. Accounts of his newspaper days.)

        Gene's Biography: The Young Man from Denver : A Candid and Affectionate Biography of Gene Fowler, by Will Fowler (son), 1962.
        Gene's Biography: The Life and Legend of Gene Fowler, by H. Allen Smith, 1977.




        Biographical Dictionary of Literary Journalism
        Writers and editors, edited by Ed Applegate, 1996--------------------------------------1959 working on Skyline-------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, July 13, 1960, pp. 50.



        -----1943, after Good Night, Sweet Prince came out.----------------------Fire Island, New York, 1929-------------------------------------------November, 1937.




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          • #6
            Wilton Simpson Farnsworth---Bill Farnsworth

            Born: June 7, 1885, Milbury, MA
            Died: July 10, 1945, New York City, NY, age 60,---d. St. Clare's Hospital (NYC), cerebral hemorrhage he suffered last autumn.

            Boston, Atlanta, New York sports writer;
            Worchester Gazette,
            Boston American, 1904 - 1907
            New York Evening Journal, 1907 - 1912
            Atlanta Georgian, sports editor, 1912 - 1914
            New York American, sports editor, 1914 - 1925
            New York Journal, 1925 - 1937
            spent all his last 8 years as Vice-President of 20th Century Sporting Club.

            Wikipedia
            Wilton Simpson "Bill" Farnsworth (June 7, 1885 – July 10, 1945) was an American sports writer, editor, and boxing promoter. He worked for William Randolph Hearst's newspapers from 1904 to 1937. He was the sports editor of Hearst's New York Evening Journal (evening) or New York American (morning) from 1914 to 1937. He also worked for shorter stints on Hearst's Boston American (1904-1907) and Atlanta Georgian (1912-1914). From 1937 to 1944, he was a boxing promoter in partnership with Mike Jacobs.

            Early years
            Farnsworth was born in 1885 in Millbury, Massachusetts.[1] At the time of the 1900 United States Census, Farnsworth was living with his parents, Wilton Grafton Farnsworth and Annie (Simpson) Farnsworth in Millbury. His father's occupation was listed as a "landlord."

            Reporting and editorial career
            Farnsworth began his career as a journalist working for the Evening Gazette in Worcester, Massachusetts. In 1904, he was hired by the Boston American, a newly formed newspaper that was part of William Randolph Hearst's chain of newspapers.

            In 1907, Farnwsworth moved to New York to work for Hearst's New York Evening Journal . In October 1908, Farnsworth established himself when he exposed a plot to bribe umpire Bill Klem in connection with a playoff game between the New York Giants and Chicago Cubs. He spent three months covering the story.

            In 1912, Farnsworth was transferred to Atlanta as the sports editor of the Atlanta Georgian after it was acquired by Hearst. He returned to New York in 1914 as the sports editor of Hearst's morning newspaper, the New York American. He also covered the New York Yankees after returning from Atlanta to New York. By the early 1920s, Farnsworth had moved from the American back to Hearst's evening newspaper, The New York Evening Journal, as sports editor. In 1922, Farnsworth hired Ford Frick as a baseball writer.

            Farnsworth later returned to the New York Evening Journal, serving as its sports editor for many years, and continued to hold that position after Hearst's morning and evening papers merged to become the New York Journal-American. Farnsworth continued to write during his time as an editor, and his column was published under the title "Sidewalks of New York."

            Farnsworth was a friend of New York Yankees' owner Jacob Ruppert and once negotiated a contract renewal with Babe Ruth on behalf of the Yankees.

            Boxing promoter

            Starting in 1923, Farnsworth teamed with Damon Runyon in promoting boxing bouts which raised more than $1 million for Hearst's Free Milk Fund for Babies. When Madison Square Garden refused to give a larger cut of the gate to the Milk Fund, Farnsworth wrote articles criticizing the refusal and negotiated leases with the city's baseball stadiums to host future fights.

            In 1937, Farnsworth teamed up with boxing promoter Mike Jacobs and Damon Runyon to establish the Twentieth Century Sporting Club, a boxing promotion organization formed to compete with Madison Square Garden. Farnsworth served as the vice president and general manager of the organization.

            Family and death

            Farnsworth was married to Millicent de Freytas of Brookline, Massachusetts. At the time of the 1910 United States Census, Farnsworth was living in Manhattan with his wife Millicent and their two children, Marjorie and Wilton. His occupation was listed as the editor of a newspaper. In a draft registration card completed in September 1918, Farnsworth indicated that he was employed by W.R. Hearst as an editor in New York. At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Farnsworth was living in Queens with his wife and two children. His occupation was again listed as a newspaper editor.

            Farnsworth suffered a stroke while attending a boxing match at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 1944. He remained hospitalized at St. Clare's Hospital in New York where he died in July 1945. A requiem mass was held for Farnsworth at St. Vincent Ferrer Church in Manhattan. The honorary pallbearers as his funeral included his longtime friend Damon Runyon, New York Mayor Jimmy Walker, boxing promoter Mike Jacobs, Pulitzer Prize winner Max Kase, boxing historian Nat Fleischer, and humorist Bugs Baer.

            His son Wilton M. Farnsworth was also a sportswriter for the New York Journal-American.

            New York Times' Obituary, July 11, 1945, pp. 11.----------------------------------------Sporting News' obituary, July 19, 1945, pp. 16.
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            • #7
              James Thomas Farrell

              Born: February 27, 1904, Chicago, IL
              Died: August 22, 1979, New York City, NY, age 75

              Book author;
              Wrote 1 baseball book, My Baseball Diary, 1957;
              also wrote 52 other books, the most popular of which was: Studs Lonigan (1932) and its 2 sequels in 1934 and 1935.
              Had a life-long love for baseball.

              James T. Farrell was born into a working-class second generation Irish-Catholic family living in Chicago in 1904. Farrell's father, James Farrell, was a struggling teamster (truck driver) who was unable to support the ever-growing family (the Farrell's had a total of fifteen children, out of which only six survived). In response to the hard times Farrell's father sent three-year-old James to live with his grandparents, who were both born in Ireland and who were both illiterate, who were living relatively comfortably in Chicago as a result of a generous income provided by some of their more wealthy/successful children. And although Farrell's real parents had times where they were relatively well-off, even living near Farrell and his grandparents in a nearby apartment at one point, most of their lives were spent living in whatever kind of housing they could afford at the time.

              When Farrell was about fifteen-years-old, he and his grandparents moved to the South Fifties, the neighborhood that would later serve as the basis for a young Irish-Catholic boy named Studs Lonigan in one of Farrell's most renown books.

              Not much else about Farrell's young life is known, but apparently he did well enough in school to make his way into the University of Chicago in 1925. There, he completed six terms of schooling, until in 1927 he said, in one of his most famous quotes, that he would write "regardless of the consequences". Farrell also is recorded as saying that the "greatest achievement in the world was to earn for yourself the right to say-I am an artist". Farrell first step to "becoming an artist" came in 1929 when he published the short story, "Slob."

              Farrell's most famous works, though, came in the first half of the 1930s. In 1931 he and his new wife Dorothy Butler (who he married not once but twice were in Paris, where Farrell was largely on a "self-discovery" type of mission, where he tried "the expatriate life and [discovered] it had little meaning to him". In 1932, Farrell came back to his home in New York City, where he lived until the day of his death.

              During his time in Paris, Farrell finished writing and had published the first installment of the Studs Lonigan trilogy-Young Lonigan, in 1931. After Farrell had returned from Paris with his wife, he continued on the rest of the trilogy, publishing The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan in 1934, and the final part of the trilogy, Judgment Day, in 1935.

              After this time, Farrell sunk into a period of "critical neglect" that lasted for the majority of the remainder of his life. Instead of taking his time writing better thought-out and more innovative novels, Farrell wrote a large number of books and novels in place of the lack of critical praise he was getting. By the time of Farrell's death in 1979, he "left over fifty books of stories and novels behind him, roughly one for each year of his writing career".

              Studs Lonigan is a trilogy of books (Young Lonigan, The Young Manhood of Studs Lonigan, and Judgment Day) that details the life of a young lower-middle-class Irish boy living in Chicago from 1916 up until his death in 1931 as a result of "double-pneumonia." Studs Lonigan is the perfect caricature of the "tragic hero." He is not a terribly smart boy by nature, which is even further hindered by Studs' decision to not continue his education past his Irish-Catholic middle school, St. Patrick's. Though what Studs lacks in intelligence, he makes up for in his natural athleticism and his innate kindness and caring for the people around him. Unfortunately, Studs is put into a position in his life where he simply cannot "win." While he would like to be himself, a relatively kind-natured, emotional boy with a lot potential, the society of the time tells him he should be an Irish-Catholic with the fear of God in him, and also live up to the traditional traits of men: a hard, unemotional, tough guy.

              In Studs Lonigan, Farrell demonstrates a lot of the innate qualities that he possesses as a writer. Studs Lonigan is an interesting mix of both Naturalism and Realism, two important literary methods of thought in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Another one of the very unique traits which Farrell employed as a means to further developer Studs is the technique of "stream of consciousness" (the process of describing a character's thoughts as they occur to the character). Through these techniques, Farrell is able to fully develop the dark, gritty, and depressing world that Studs lives in, while simultaneously making Studs into a fully three-dimensional character with whom readers can both sympathize with and even despise at times.

              Farrell also displays a lot of his own thoughts and feelings about a number of aspects of his life through the story of Studs Lonigan. One example of this is the complaints he shows about the Irish-Catholic religion, which he refused to acknowledge as a personal practice relatively early in his life, which is present even in the very early pages of Studs Lonigan's first book, Young Lonigan, where Studs reflects a number of times about the contradictions and complexities of his teachings from his Irish-Catholic school.

              Studs Lonigan, in the later book especially, is a very telling and accurate description of life during the Great Depression. The Lonigan family faces a number of very troubling happenings as Stud Lonigan's father begins to really feel the heat of the problems which the depression is starting to impart upon him, as his painting business, which he established through nothing outside of his own hard work, fails. Studs, also, faces the troubles of the times as some of the money he had saved up and decides to invest in the stock market comes back to haunt him as the market continues to fall.

              Studs Lonigan is one of the great aspects of American literature, especially Chicago literature, and is in, in part, a "great American tragedy." Studs Lonigan is consistently put into realistic situations which he simply cannot hope to be successful in; Studs Lonigan is the story of a good boy who is simply unable to live against the forces of life, no matter what he does. In the end, Studs' death is an even more depressing end to a depressing tale about a young boy not necessarily because he simply dies, but because his death actually brings Studs' closer to happiness than anything else outside a few instances in his early life could.


              NYC, 1947: Israel Feinberg, VP ILGWU; James Farrell; and Bernard Englander, World War II veteran and head of Optical---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------June 25, 1973
              Unit, International Solidarity Committee, help with overseas CARE package, at 303 4th Ave. in New York, 1947.


              February 16, 1963: New York: The Ghost Of Studs Lonigan. James T. Farrell autographs copies of The Silence of History, which has just been published. Silence, Farrell's 29th published book, is the first of 25 volumes in a gagantuan literary project "to paint the panorama of our times." The creator of Studs Lonigan lives and works in a small apartment around the corner from United Nations headquarters. "I had a purpose when I began, and that purpose remains. It was to complete a lifework of books of fiction. I struggle daily, line by line, to achieve my purpose." Farrell will be 59 on February 27th.


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              • #8
                John Murray Tynan

                Born: June 24, 1898, Sheepshead Bay (Brooklyn), NY
                Died: May 16, 1943, NYC, age 44,

                New York sports writer;
                started working part-time for the Brooklyn Eagle in 1918, while still working as a clerk for W.R. Grace & Sons steamship co.
                Brooklyn Eagle sports writer, 1924-26.
                New York Herald-Tribune sports writer, 1926-43. Horse racing writer.

                New York Times' obituary, March 17, 1943, pp. 21.
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                • #9
                  John Barret Miley---AKA Jack Miley

                  Born: May 28, 1899, Milwaukee, WI
                  Died: June 17, 1945, New York, NY, age 46

                  Baltimore / Philadelphia / New York sports writer;
                  Baltimore American,
                  Philadelphia Public Ledger,
                  New York Daily News city, sports editor, ? - October, 1937.
                  King Features Syndicate
                  New York Daily Mirror
                  New York Evening Graphic,
                  New York Morning Telegraph
                  New York Post
                  Wife Norma

                  New York Herald-Tribune obituary, June 18, 1945.-----------------Sporting News' obituary,----------New York Times' obituary,
                  ----------------------------------------------------------------June 21, 1945, pp. 18, column 4.---------June 18, 1945, pp. 19.

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                  • #10
                    Francis A. Gibbons---AKA Frank Gibbons

                    Born: January 29, 1906, Cleveland, OH
                    Died: September 1, 1964, Cleveland, OH, age 58---d. cancer, after many months, at Fairview Park Hospital, Cleveland, OH

                    Cleveland sports writer;
                    Attended Cleveland College
                    Cleveland News, 1923
                    Cleveland Press, sports writer, 1936 - 1958, columnist, 1958 - 1964.
                    WWII; Army Air Corps, Armed Forces Radio Service
                    6'4, 235

                    Father: James H., born Pennsylvania around 1870; Mother: Mary A. Madden, born Youngstown, OH, around 1876, died March 2, 1956 in Cleveland, OH; Brother: James H., born around 1890, died March 3, 1953, in an automobile accident en route to his mother's funeral, near Hammond, Ind; Wife: Frances M. Klein; Son: Gregory; Daughter: Patricia.

                    Authored:
                    Bob Feller's Strikeout Story, 1947 (autobiography of Bob Feller), with Frank Gibbons

                    Sporting News' obituary, September 12, 1964, pp. 42.------------------------New York Times' obituary, September 3, 1964, pp. 29.


                    Cleveland Press' obituary, September 2, 1964.



                    Cleveland Press' Obituary, September 2, 1964.
                    Frank Gibbons Dies; Press Sports Writer

                    Frank Gibbons, The Press sports columnist regarded as one of the best in the nation, died last night in Fairview Park Hospital at the age of 55.

                    He had been suffering from cancer for months. Finally he knew it and his friends knew it, and the pain was hard for all. He is survived by his wife, Frances; a son, Gregory, 12, and a daughter, Patricia, 8. Their home is at 2840 Wildflower Dr., Rocky River. Friends may call at Corrigan Funeral Home, 20820 Lorain Rd., Fairview Park tonight and tomorrow. The funeral mass will be in St. Christopher Church in Rocky River, Friday at 11 a. m.

                    A writer of nation-wide reputation, Gibbons had been the Press sports columnist since 1958. Before that he covered the Indians. But it wasn't long after Gibby joined The Press, 28 years ago that he became a tremendously popular and colorful figure in the sports and the newspaper worlds. There were many reasons. He was big--gigantic. He was a rollicking story-teller, a man with a quick and side-splitting figure of speech to fit any occasion.

                    He had a big smile and a fine, big voice that he loved to use in The Press City Room as well as in the annual Ribs and Roasts baseball writers' show. He had the Irish flair for humor and drama. It was in Tucson last spring that the Big Fellow fell ill and had to come home. He took it big, he took it calm, at least from outward appearances.

                    In the weeks that followed Gibby would show up in the Sports Department to write his daily column. It was painful for all his comrades to see that big body of his wasting away, his collars 'too big'. It was gulpy talking with him and trying to keep up the good cheer. Gibby knew this, too, and it got so that he'd slip into the building late in the day so that he wouldn't have to face his well-meaning associates or they to face him.

                    There came the time when he could wrestle with the typewriter, the well-turned quip, no longer. It was home and the hospital now. But even then he would keep in touch with the office, calling regularly, talking about the Indians and other sports events. Only last Sunday, he was on the phone charting about the Browns great win over the Lions. And if he was asked how he was feeling Big Frank would fall back on sports jargon to dismiss it: "Look," he'd say, "I know I'm in the last inning . . .

                    News of his death brought an immediate reaction from leading sports figures. I knew him only three and a half years, but in that time came to respect him not only as a man, but in my opinion, the leading sports columnist in the nation," said Arthur Modell, Brown's president. Gabe Paul, who is in Washington with the Indians, said, "Gibby was an outstanding writer and a very fine person and I was privileged to know him as well as I did." "One of my very dearest friends. A fine talented man," commented Bill Veeck, from his home in Easton, Md.

                    Gibbons, a native Clevelander, was born Jan. 29, 1909. He showed an early interest in sports, indicating the direction his journalistic career would take. He attended St. Ignatius High School and Cleveland College. He attributed his interest in literature to reading as a teen-ager to a blind friend, Martin Ribar. At 17, Gibbons made his debut in Class A sandlot baseball as a catcher with the Cleveland Tractors. The next year he got his first newspaper job in the sports department of the former Cleveland News. He worked briefly for the News and then took off on a nation-wide trip, doing odd jobs and seeing the country.

                    He joined The Press in 1936, covering high school sports. From the start Gibbons demonstrated the bright, colorful writing style that was to become familiar to Press readers for almost three decades. In 1937 Gibbons was promoted to writing about the Indians. Gibbons moved onto the Cleveland baseball scene at the start of an exciting era. Bob Feller, the Iowa schoolboy, had just begun a career that was to become one of the most distinguished in the game's history. Later Gibbons was to chronicle it, in collaboration with Feller, in the book "Strikeout Story," one of the best sellers in the history of sports publications at that time.

                    Gibbons spent three years in the Army Air Corps, some of the time attached to a special services unit in Europe. He was assigned to the Armed Forces radio network and some of his duties were with the band of the late Glenn Miller. Gibbons treasured the record of a radio interview with Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower, made shortly before the future President left Paris. After the war, Gibbons returned as baseball writer for The Press. In 1946, he recorded one of his many journalistic beats, announcing Bill Veeck's purchase of the Indians, which launched Cleveland post-war baseball boom.

                    Gibbons' brilliant writing won national attention and numerous Newspaper Guild awards as the Indians experienced their brightest period, winning pennants in 1948 and 1954.
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                    • #11
                      Matthew Howard Gallagher---AKA Matt Gallagher

                      Born: March 5, 1888, Waco, Texas
                      Died: November 9, 1955, Los Angeles, CA, age 67

                      Los Angeles sports writer / publicist;
                      Pacific Coast League baseball for local newspapers, 1909 - 1931
                      Los Angeles Evening Express,
                      Los Angeles Herald & Express, credited with discovering Heine Manush, left newspaper work in 1931 for publicity work.

                      Associate In charge of Public Relations to David Fleming, President Of Angels in 1938;
                      After Pearl Harbor, he volunteered for the USO, and served them till the end of the war.
                      Also worked for Pro Bowl, Jr. Rose Bowl, Helms Foundation, yearly Shrine Hospital Prep Football game.

                      Los Angeles Times' obituary,
                      November 11, 1955, pp. C2.

                      -------------------------------Los Angeles Times' obituary, November 10, 1955, pp. C1.------Sporting News' obituary, November 23, 1955, pp. 22.


                      L-R: Harry Williams (Pacific Coast L. Sec.), W. R. Bill Schroeder, Matt Gallagher, Paul H. Helms (Helms Athletic Foundation).
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                      • #12
                        William Harrison Robertson---AKA Sparrow Robertson

                        Born: March 4, 1859, Edinburgh, Scotland (Date/Place of Birth confirmed by passport)
                        Died: June 8, 1941, Paris, France, age 82, (during Nazi occupation),---d. at home near Fontainebleau of heart malady.
                        5'1.

                        New York sports writer;
                        New York Herald-Tribune; European correspondent (Paris office), known as Paris Herald
                        Went to Paris, France duing WWI, became Paris correspondent for New York Herald-Tribune.
                        Stayed in Paris after the war.
                        sports writer / gossip writer.
                        5'1

                        February 1, 1935: L-R: Sparrow Robertson, Lou Gehrig, Mrs. Eleanor Gehrig. Lou Gehrig, big shot in American baseball, accompanied by Mrs. Gehrig, are pictured in their Paris hotel. Gehrig was returning home in easy stages after his tour of Japan with the All Star Baseball team.


                        New York Times' obituary, June 12, 1941, pp. 24.---------------------------------------Hartford Courant obituary, June 14, 1941, pp. 13.--------------Sporting News' obituary, June 19, 1941, pp. 2.
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                        • #13
                          John Peter Gallagher---AKA Jack Gallagher

                          Born: April 9, 1886, Castletown, Ireland
                          Died: April 25, 1946, Chicago, IL, age 60, d. Heart attack, while attending press meeting in Waldorf-Astoria, NYC.

                          Chicago sports writer;
                          Family moved from Ireland to Philadelphia when he was 5.
                          Attended parochial school, De La Salle Academy (Philadelphia, PA),
                          Telegraph operator,
                          Chicago Tribune, 1911 - 1920
                          Los Angeles Times, (Chicago office), IL (1920-46).

                          Los Angeles Times' obituary---------------------------Chicago Daily Tribune obituary-------New York Times' obituary
                          April 26, 1946, pp. A1.-----------------------------------------April 26, 1946, pp. 18.----------April 26, 1946, pp. 21.

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                          • #14
                            Lawrence Spencer Holst---AKA Doc Holst

                            Born: August 26, 1898, Toledo, OH
                            Died: April 20, 1971, Toledo, OH, age 72---d. Maumee Valley Hospital, Toledo, OH

                            Detroit / Toledo / Cleveland sports writer;
                            El Paso Herald,
                            Toledo Times, 1917 - 1930
                            Detroit Free Press, (7 years)
                            Toledo News-Bee
                            Toledo Blade
                            Cleveland News
                            Detroit Times, (13 years)
                            Flint Journal, (7 years)
                            New York Mirror
                            King Features
                            Hearst Sunday Features
                            Toledo Times, 1945 - April, 1967

                            -----------------------------------------The Toledo Blade (OH) obituary, April 21, 1971, pp. 24.

                            Sporting News' obituary, May 8, 1971, pp. 38.


                            October 6, 1940.
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                            • #15
                              John Francis Kieran

                              Born: August 2, 1892, Bronx, NY
                              Died: December 10, 1981, Rockport, MA, age 89

                              New York sports writer;
                              New York Times, sports reporter, 1914 - 1917, 1919 - 1922
                              New York Tribune, Baseball writer, 1922 - 1925
                              New York American, columnist, 1925 - 1926
                              New York Times, sports columnist, 1927 - December, 1941
                              New York Sun, nature columnist, December, 1941 - 1945.
                              -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              John F. Kieran, Warren Brown, and John Drebinger were the recipients of the 1973 J.G. Taylor Spink Award.

                              John Francis Kieran was a former City College of New York and Fordham University shortstop. The son of the president of Hunter College, Kieran covered baseball from 1922 to 1927 for the New York Times. His "Sports of the Times" column was the first bylined in the Times.

                              Kieran's interests were varied and extensive. An accomplished ornithologist and naturalist, Kieran was head of the National Audubon Society for a number of years. While on the road covering ball games, he would regularly spend mornings visiting museums, zoos, parks, libraries, or reading classics of literature.

                              Kieran later gained fame as the jug-eared, wide-eyed star of "Information Please," a national radio and television question-and-answer program. It was in this role that Kieran showed that sportswriters' knowledge was not simply confined to the press box and clubhouse. A fountain of information, Kieran wrote books on a variety of different subjects.
                              ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                              Biography Resource Center:
                              John Kieran was affectionately known as America's "walking encyclopedia." A noted journalist--and first author of the "Sports of the Times" column in the New York Times --Kieran made use of his wide-ranging knowledge on the popular radio show Information, Please. His radio work made him famous beyond the bounds of sports-writing and helped to create an audience for the numerous books on natural history he wrote later in life. "At the popular level Kieran enjoyed a national reputation not only as an authority on sports but also as the man who knew something about almost everything. . . . ," noted William Curran in the Dictionary of Literary Biography. "His explanation for the extraordinary breadth of knowledge was simple: `I read a lot and I am interested in many things.'"

                              A native of the Bronx, Kieran began working at the New York Times in 1914, after serving as a gentleman farmer and a civil engineer. He stayed at the Times continuously between 1927 and 1941 after having been offered the newspaper's first by-lined sports column, "Sports of the Times." Enormously erudite with a keen sense of humor, Kieran was known to lace his columns with mock sonnets and learned references that introduced a new sophistication into sports-writing. Curran observed: "For all the playful interjection of classical references and literary allusions, Kieran's prose offered a refreshing change from the baroque excesses and blizzard of clichés that marked much of American sports-writing even as late as the 1930s. Long before Kieran had taken up the considerable challenge of writing a daily column in the country's most prestigious daily newspaper, he had arrived at a plain, clear, and easy manner of reporting, a style that won him ardent readers."

                              In 1938 Kieran was asked to join a panel of "experts" for a radio game show called Information, Please. Listeners were invited to submit questions in an effort to stump the panel, which also included Franklin P. Adams, Oscar Levant, and moderator Clifton Fadiman. Topics included everything from sports and current events to such esoteric fields as botany, archeology, law, ecology, and language. "Kieran answered correctly thousands of questions submitted by listeners to Information, Please," Curran noted. ". . . There seemed to be no field to which he was a stranger, and he became a national celebrity."

                              America's "walking encyclopedia" left the New York Times in 1941 and accepted a position as a natural history columnist for the New York Sun. This job change marked a significant turning point in Kieran's life. Long interested in the natural world, he devoted the rest of his career to writing about the nation's flora and fauna, publishing no less than nine titles on nature themes. In a review of Footnotes on Nature, Commonweal correspondent Alan Devoe wrote: "John Kieran shows himself a real naturalist, in the best sense: a man with a deep, intelligent and lifelong devotion to the wonder of the natural world, and a man who knows how to write about his nature adventures with a winning enthusiasm." In the New York Times, R. G. Davis concluded: "`Footnotes on Nature' is a genuine act of love, and like all the best books of its kind, it gives the reader a very exciting impulse to go out and take for himself these pleasures which are so near, so costless and so inexhaustibly rich."

                              Kieran must have surprised the citizens of Manhattan when he published A Natural History of New York City in 1960. Odd as it may sound, the book explored the fantastic variety of wildlife found in the city, from butterflies and flowers to migratory waterfowl in the region's tidal estuaries. New York Times Book Review contributor E. W. Teale cited the work for its "exact and often surprising information," adding: "The volume is one long delightful trip in the company of a charming and erudite companion. . . . [The book] is John Kieran's finest work, in many ways the best treatment the natural history of a great city has ever received."

                              From 1952 until his death in 1981, Kieran lived quietly in Rockport, Massachusetts. His memoir, Not Under Oath: Recollections and Reflections, was published in 1964. "`Information, Please' has passed into the realm of pleasant memories," wrote Saturday Review correspondent R. L. Perkin, "but the man with the Spitzenburg voice . . . has brightened and warmed the fall book season with a most delightful memoir. Not Under Oath has the richness, the color, and the zest of autumn weather, and it explains why so many men and women love John Kieran." The man who Curran called "perhaps the best and most literate sportswriter of his generation" died in Rockport at the age of 89, having inaugurated a nationally-recognized newspaper column that continues to this day.

                              PERSONAL INFORMATION: Surname is pronounced Keer-un; born August 2, 1892, in New York, NY; died December 10, 1981, in Rockport, MA; son of James Michael (an educator and administrator) and Kate (a teacher and musician; maiden name, Donahue) Kieran; married Alma Boldtmann, May 14, 1919 (died June, 1944); married Margaret Ford (a journalist), September 5, 1947; children: (first marriage) James Michael, John Francis, Beatrice. Education: Attended College of the City of New York (now City College of the City University of New York), 1908-11; Fordham University, B.S. (cum laude), 1912; Clarkson College of Technology, D.Sc., 1941; Wesleyan University, M.A., 1942. Military/Wartime Service: Served with the 11th Engineers of the American Expeditionary Forces during World War I.

                              AWARDS: Burroughs Medal, John Burroughs Memorial Association, 1960, for recognition of an outstanding book on natural science.

                              CAREER: Held a variety of jobs during his early career, including teaching in a country school in Dutchess County, NY, running a poultry business, and working as a timekeeper for a sewer construction project; New York Times, sports writer, 1914-17, 1919-22; New York Tribune, baseball writer, 1922-25; New York American, columnist, 1925-26; New York Times, columnist, 1927-41; New York Sun, columnist, 1941-44; freelance writer, 1944-81. Elector, Hall of Fame for Great Americans, beginning 1945; member of the board of experts on radio program, Information, Please, 1938-48.

                              WRITINGS:
                              The Story of the Olympic Games: 776 B.C.-1936 A.D., Frederick A. Stokes (New York, NY), 1936, revised editions (with Arthur Daley) published quadrennially, Lippincott (Philadelphia, PA), 1948-77.
                              The American Sporting Scene, illustrations by Joseph W. Golinkin, Macmillan (New York, NY), 1941.
                              Not Under Oath: Recollections and Reflections, Houghton, 1964.

                              Contributor of articles to periodicals, including Saturday Evening Post, Woman's Home Companion, American Magazine, Literary Digest, Collier's, and Audubon Magazine.

                              New York Times' obituary, December 11, 1981, pp. D19.--------------------------------------------Biographical Dictionary of American Sports,
                              ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Outdoors, Communications Media, 1988.


                              No Cheering in The Press Box
                              by Jermone Holtzman, 1995, pp. 34-35.-----------------------Sporting News, December 26, 1981.


                              Information Please panel: L-R: Oscar Levant, John Kieran, Cedric Hardwicke, Franklin P. Adams.


                              -------------------------------------------------------------------------Moe Berg/John Kieran: 1935
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