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Damon Runyon

(1880-1946)

  • Born in Manhattan, his family worked in the newspaper business
  • They moved to Colorado in 1887
  • As a newspaper reporter, he moved to New York City to cover sports
  • His unique insights are credited with revolutionizing the way baseball is covered
  • Films Guys and Dolls and Little Miss Marker are based on two of his short stories

For more information about Damon Runyon see Kansapedia.

Photo courtesy Damon Runyon Cancer Research Foundation

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