Meany, Tom, 1903-1964

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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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creatorOf Meany, Tom 1903 - 1964. Tom Meany Scorebooks : scorebook 1947 - 1963. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
creatorOf Allen, Lee 1915-1969. Kings of the diamond manuscript 1965 Lee Allen, Tom Meany. National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, NBHOF
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associatedWith Allen, Lee 1915-1969. person
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associatedWith Brooklyn Dodgers (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Ebbetts Field (Brooklyn, N.Y.) corporateBody
associatedWith J. G. Taylor Spink Award. corporateBody
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associatedWith New York Giants (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith New York Yankees (Baseball team) corporateBody
associatedWith Robinson, Jackie, 1919 - 1972. person
associatedWith World Series (Baseball) 1948 - 1962. corporateBody
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Birth 1903

Death 1964-09-11

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