After covering a variety of beats, Rennie began writing sports in 1925 for the New
York Tribune (later the Herald-Tribune). His simple, declarative leads
could be masterpieces of understatement. He began his account of Lavagetto's double
that spoiled Bill Bevens's no-hitter in the '47 WS: "Harry Lavagetto, a pinch hitter,
made a timely hit yesterday."