Tag Archives: W.C. Heinz

NYT’s Jim Brosnan Obit Lacks Heinz-Sight

Jim Brosnan, a baseball-hurler-turned-word-twirler, died last week, as the New York Times noted yesterday. From the estimable Bruce Weber’s obit: Jim Brosnan, Who Threw Literature a Curve, Dies at 84 Jim Brosnan, who achieved modest baseball success as a relief … Continue reading

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Joseph Epstein Review Of Red Smith Anthology Lacks Heinz Sight

One of the several joys of subscribing to The Weekly Standard is the work of Joseph Epstein, a writer of uncommon sense and sensibility. His piece last week was a review of American Pastimes: The Very Best of Red Smith, a Library … Continue reading

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Great American Sportswriter Lists Lack Heinz Sight

Two recent pieces (not to be confused with Reese’s Pieces) about American sportswriters have excluded one name from the roll call of the best at their craft: W.C. Heinz, Heavyweight Champion of the Word as Jeff MacGregor dubbed him in a … Continue reading

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Quote o’ the Day (Tom McNeeley Edition)

From the New York Times obit of Cambridge native Thomas William McNeely Jr., a heavyweight boxer whose most notable fight was a 1961 heavyweight championship bout against the great-but-troubled Floyd Patterson (see What a Time It Was, by the great … Continue reading

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Heinz Sight Is 20-20

From our Late to the Party desk: The hardworking staff finally read the New York Times review of At the Fights: American Writers on Boxing (co-edited by redoubtable local scribe George Kimball). The anthology includes pretty much everyone you’d expect, … Continue reading

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