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After working for several newspapers in Ohio, Bang succeeded Grantland Rice as sports
editor of the Cleveland News in 1907 and remained there for 53 years until the newspaper closed. In 1942, he estimated he 'd written more than 50 million words for the News. Known for his distinctive foghorn voice and for answering every letter or call, whether from an important sports figure or only a fan, Bang was
those who once carried card No. 1 of the BBWAA and was a regular contributor to The
FROM THE BASEBALL CHRONOLOGY
»July 30, 1910:
The "surprise of the year," according to Ed Bang in Sporting Life, "came on July 30th when it was announced that the Naps had secured Joe Jackson from the New Orleans Pelicans for $5,000. It is believed that Connie made the Naps the concession [as part of the Lord-Rath trade] to allow them to purchase Jackson from New Orleans." Jackson had been up with the A's briefly in 1908 and 1909.