Tag Archives: Damon Runyon

Leigh Montville Has 20/20 Heinz Sight in WSJ Review

The hardworking staff is a longtime fan of the great W.C. Heinz, and we’re hoping everyone else will catch up with us thanks to the Library of America’s new publication, The Top of His Game: The Best Sportswriting of W.C. … Continue reading

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Damon Runyon Watch: Guys and Dogs

The hardworking staff has long admired early 20th century journalist/short story writer Damon Runyon (although not as much as contemporary journalist/short story writer¬†Ring Lardner, whose The Young Immigrunts is quite possibly the funniest piece we’ve ever read). But back to … 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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