Tom Meany

Meany started with the Brooklyn Daily Times in 1923, beginning a stream of bubbly, fact-laden prose that ceased only when he died as the publicist of the Mets in 1964. The largest part of his sports writing career was spent covering the Brooklyn Dodgers for the New York World-Telegram. He also wrote numerous baseball articles for Colliers and was their sports editor at his death. Possessed of a fabulous memory and a quick wit, he assessed clumsy slugger Rudy York, who boasted of Cherokee ancestors, as “part Indian and part first baseman.”