Last NameSportCountryYear Inducted

Field: Media
Inducted: 1996
Country: United States
Born: 1890 in New York, New York
Died: July 1, 1981

Dan Daniel with New York
Yankees manager Miller
Huggins at the Bronx
Bombers 1928 spring
training camp.

For nearly 50 years, Dan Daniel was America’s most prolific baseball
writer. A sportswriter with the New York World-Telegram and its successor, World Telegram and Sun, he is known internationally
as “the writer (1910–1950) who had more words published in The Sporting News than any other man,” according to C. C. Johnson
Spink, chairman of the board of The Sporting News.

Daniel covered many other assignments in the sportsworld, particularly college football, and he and Nat Fleischer founded boxing’s The Ring magazine. He also is credited with staging the first college basketball games in New York’s Madison Square Garden.

In 1972, Daniel was recipient of the Baseball Writers Association of America’s J. G. Taylor Spink Award, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s highest honor for sportswriters. In 1977, Daniel was elected to the Boxing Hall of Fame.
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