Dan Daniel

Daniel, a raspy-voiced, round-shouldered hulk of a man, was still pecking out copy at the age of 91. Refused a byline early in his career because of his Jewish name, Moskowitz, Daniel made his first name do double duty from then on. The prodigious writer had to long stints with Baseball Magazine and The Sporting News when they were the lone baseball publications. He also co-founded and edited Ring Magazine, covering boxing.

A resource of fact as well as acerbic opinion, Daniel conducted the “Ask Daniel” feature in the New York World-Telegram sports section at the peak of that paper’s fame.