- George Vecsey
George Vecsey born in
New York City, New Yorkis 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 Vecseyand 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 baseballhistory and co-written several autobiographies with well known non-sports figures.
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 McGwireand Sammy Sosawhich took place in 1998, and "Subway 2000", about the New York Metsand New York Yankees Subway serieswhich took place in 2000.
Vecsey has also helped several celebrities and high-profile people such as
Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, and Harry Wuwrite 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.
* [http://www.nytimes.com/ref/sports/bio-vecsey.html George Vecsey bio at NewYorkTimes.com]
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