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General Information

Name:  Arch Ward  

Pen Name: None

Genre: History Non-Fiction Other

Audience: Adult;

Born: 1896

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Arch Ward worked for the Chicago Tribune for 25 years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Arch Ward was the sports editor and columnist of the Chicago Tribune for 25 years, known as a promoter first and a writer second. In 1933, he created the Major League Baseball All-Star-Game for Chicago’s Century of Progress Exposition at the World’s Fair. His other creations include the College All-Star Game and the Golden Glove amateur boxing competition. But he was also a writer. Starting in 1930, he began writing “In the Wake of the News,” a column he inherited from sports-writing legend Ring Lardner.


2012 Nominee for the Literary Hall of Fame,

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