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RIP. Maury Allen

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Smasher_Sloan, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Just heard this, don't have a link. Maury had been around NY since the '60s, working most notably for the Post. Wrote a lot of books, too. He'd been quite ill for some time.
     
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Wallace Matthews has tweeted it:

    http://twitter.com/wallacematthews/status/26289697288
     
  3. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    :'( I guess someone has to go cover the Boss. RIP to a real legend.
     
  4. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    Another of the colorful characters of the New York sports scene leaves us.
    The man could write a game sotry or even an "overnight" book faster than anyone I ever saw.

    RIP to a true old school baseball guy.
     
  5. Joe Williams

    Joe Williams Active Member

    I remember sitting next to Maury in the press box at Port St. Lucie in the first year or two that the Mets held spring training there. So it must have been late '80s. In course of conversation, he said to me, "There's no reason any sportswriter shouldn't be able to make $100,000 a year."

    I knew then he was used to New York wages and I ... was not.

    RIP to a great old-schooler.
     
  6. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    r.i.p. to one of the original "chipmunks," i believe. that was the nicknamed pinned on a group of "new-age" n.y. baseball writers in the '60s who were teased by the vets for digging around for any little morsel of news/gossip they could uncover. the fact that several had overbites -- like maury, vic ziegel and phil pepe, among others --just added to the mental picture.

    as a devoted post reader in the '60s, i must admit maury was not among the more highly regarded by moi. but it's always sad to hear a part of my youth leaving us. best, maury. enjoy a cold one with casey stengel and your chipmunk buds, most recently vic...
     
  7. Smasher_Sloan

    Smasher_Sloan Active Member

    Here's the Times obit:

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/10/04/sports/04allen.html?hpw

    And Phil Mushnick's Post column:

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports/more_sports/maury_allen_dies_ngG2ZRmifW9OhOrHUDIFHL
     
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