Meany, Tom, 1903-1964

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Birth 1903
Death 1964-09-11

Biographical notes:

A teenager fresh out of St. John's Prep in Brooklyn, Tom Meany was recruited to write for the new Brooklyn edition of the New York Journal in 1922. The following year he earned a byline in the Brooklyn Daily Times as he covered the Dodgers. Over the years, Meany's sportswriting career saw stops at numerous papers including the New York Telegram,later the World-Telegram, New York Star, Morning Telegraph, as well as magazines such as PM and Collier's. A gifted writer with a thick Brooklyn accent, Meany's most famous scoop was the discovery of manager John McGraw's resignation from the Giants in 1932. Following his sportswriting career, Meany joined the Yankees in 1958. In 1961 he joined the expansion Mets as publicity director and later served as promotions director before his untimely death in 1964 at the age of 60. Source used for biographical sketch www.baseballhall.org.

From the description of Tom Meany Scorebooks : scorebook 1947 - 1963. (National Baseball Hall of Fame). WorldCat record id: 712594082

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Subjects:

  • Sportswriters
  • Baseball

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  • New York--Brooklyn (as recorded)