George Vecsey

George Vecsey

George Vecsey born in New York City, New York is a sports columnist for "The New York Times" and is a non-fiction author. He is the older brother of "New York Post" sports columnist Peter Vecsey and the father of former "Baltimore Sun" sports columnist Laura Vecsey, David, a news editor at the New York Times, and Corinna, Vice President of the Pennsylvania Newspaper Association. Vecsey is most well-known for his work in two distinctly different fields: he has written several books on baseball history and co-written several autobiographies with well known non-sports figures.

Author

Although he has written books on a wide variety of sports including tennis, football, basketball, and boxing, Vecsey considers baseball his favorite sport, [ [http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/product-description/0679643389 Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game] , amazon.com, accessed January 13, 2007. ] and has written more books about baseball than any other sport.

Vecsey's baseball books cover several different periods of the game. In "The Rivals" he covers the entire history of the Red Sox-Yankees rivalry from the first half of the century up until recent years. He has also written books exclusively about modern baseball history such as "McGwire and Sosa", about the home run record chase by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa which took place in 1998, and "Subway 2000", about the New York Mets and New York Yankees Subway series which took place in 2000.

Vecsey has also helped several celebrities and high-profile people such as Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, and Harry Wu write their autobiographies. His work in this field has ranged from co-writing credits, to being listed as a contributor (as in "Coal Miner's Daughter" Lynn's autobiography), to being listed as a consultant.

Vecsey also covered religion for 3 years for the Times, [ [http://www.nytimes.com/ref/sports/bio-vecsey.html Columnist Biography: George Vecsey] , accessed January 13, 2007. ] and authored a chapter of the literary hoax Naked Came the Stranger. Unlike many other well known sports columnists Vecsey does not often appear on television. [ Gillette, Felix. [http://www.cjrdaily.org/the_water_cooler/george_solomon_on_espn_redskin.php George Solomon on ESPN, Redskins Fans and Petitions] , cjrdaily.org, January 20, 2006, accessed March 25, 2007. ]

His most recent work "Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game" was released in August 2006 and is a concise 225 page history of the game of professional baseball.

References

External links

* [http://www.nytimes.com/ref/sports/bio-vecsey.html George Vecsey bio at NewYorkTimes.com]


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