July 6, 1992 |
Alex Rosen, 88, whose career as a sportswriter in this city spanned seven decades, died Friday in Fairfield, Conn. Mr. Rosen, who wrote a bowling column in The Inquirer for the last 30 years, was the antithesis of what has come to be known as the typical Philadelphia sportswriter. Through all his working years and the thousands of stories he wrote, it's doubtful he ever said or wrote an unkind word about anyone. He is perhaps best remembered for the years he spent writing scholastic sports under the name Paul Prep for the Evening Ledger.
October 31, 2014 |
WESTON, Mass. - The lunch conversation bends toward sports and the table looks toward the former sportswriter. Kevin Mulligan often finds himself saying, "You might know more about that than I do. " Mulligan worked for more than two decades as a sportswriter at the Philadelphia Daily News. His beats included the Eagles and Big Five basketball. It just doesn't have much to do with his new life inside the Pope St. John XXIII National Seminary, where Mulligan is one of 66 men studying for the Catholic priesthood.
December 5, 2014 |
Philadelphia Tribune sportswriter Donald Hunt had an idea, wrote a column about it, and could have left it at that. His idea: Wilt Chamberlain belongs on a stamp. A big stamp, befitting the most dominant basketball player in the history of the game, an Overbrook High graduate who took the NBA record book to all sorts of heights not approached since. Hunt wrote his "From the Locker Room" column in the Tribune on Feb. 15, 2008. He pointed out that other sports greats such as Jackie Robinson and Jesse Owens had their images on stamps.
June 26, 1988 |
David E. Wilson, 83, a retired sportswriter and copy editor at The Inquirer, died Friday at Mercy Catholic Medical Center's Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital. Mr. Wilson was a graduate of Central High School and Temple University, where he studied journalism and business and covered the university's teams for the school newspaper and for The Inquirer. He lived on Bryn Mawr Avenue in Lansdowne, but he was born and raised in North Philadelphia in the shadow of Temple University. George Butz, 88, a friend and fellow retired Inquirer sportswriter, said that like many young sportswriters of his day, Mr. Wilson started out in the 1920s doing what was known as "space work" - a term that meant the writer was paid according to how much space his work filled on the printed page.
February 1, 1999 |
Stanley W. Boody, 72, a longtime sportswriter and editor for the Gloucester County Times, died Thursday of an apparent heart attack while playing golf in Odessa, Fla. He had homes in Pittsgrove and Palm Harbor, Fla. Born in Camden and raised in Deptford, he had lived in Deptford until moving to Pittsgrove 16 years ago. Mr. Boody was a sportswriter, sports editor and pro sports columnist for the Woodbury Times, now the Gloucester County Times,...
September 20, 1995 |
Bill Brown, 42, a sportswriter and columnist who competed for stories as hard as the athletes whom he covered competed on the field, died Monday at his home in Middletown, Delaware County. Mr. Brown worked for the Delaware County Daily Times from 1982 until his death. He had been battling cancer for over a year and a half, and he died while preparing to listen to Eagles coach Ray Rhodes' Monday news conference on the radio. Mr. Brown was going to write a story for the next day's paper and was also working on a story about female athletes.
January 13, 1988 |
Robert T. Paul, an amateur athlete and a former sportswriter for the Daily News, died Jan. 5. He was 87 and lived in Florida. A Daily News sportswriter from 1925 to 1942, Paul covered the Philadelphia Athletics for three World Series as a ghost writer for A's pitcher George Earnshaw in 1929, pitcher Lefty Grove in 1930 and catcher Mickey Cochrane in 1931. In an era of hard-drinking, cigar-chomping reporters, Paul was more of a "Great Gatsby" - polished, dapper and sophisticated.
March 23, 1987 |
Frank J. Callahan, a former Philadelphia Record sportswriter who found fame early as the face on the Air Force's "Uncle Sam Wants You" recruiting posters, died Saturday at Fitzgerald Mercy Hospital. He was 67 and lived in Springfield, Delaware County. He spent most of his career in advertising. During the early 1940s, Mr. Callahan's picture - outfitted with leather helmet and goggles - was featured in Army Air Force recruiting posters displayed outside the nation's post offices.
August 12, 2002 |
Jack McKinney, 73, a longtime Philadelphia Daily News sportswriter and columnist, as well as a television and radio commentator, died Saturday, 12 days after being diagnosed with lung cancer. Mr. McKinney, who retired from the Daily News in 1997 and lived in Lafayette Hill, died at the Chestnut Hill home of a friend. For nearly a half-century, Mr. McKinney covered and wrote about subjects as varied as boxing and opera. He loved both. In the mid-1960s and early 1970s, he did talk and interview shows on Channels 12, 17 and 29, as well as WCAU-AM and WPEN-AM radio.
April 20, 1987 |
David Herman, harness racing's peacock of publicity and a man who knew everyone in sports from Babe Ruth to Larry Bowa, died yesterday at his home in Silver Spring, Md. He was 80. Mr. Herman was director of publicity and press relations at Brandywine Raceway in Wilmington from its opening in 1953 to his retirement in 1978. He also had been a sportswriter, covering boxing and golf for the Richmond Times Dispatch and the Washington Post in the late 1920s and 1930s. In his 50 years in sports, he came to know just about everyone who hit, passed or teed up a ball.