Jack Lang

Beginning his career in 1946, Jack Lang covered baseball for the" Long Island Press "and the" New York Daily News" for six decades. He covered the Brooklyn Dodgers until they left for Los Angeles in the late 1950s, when his beat switched to the Yankees and the Mets. He witnessed Jackie Robinson's major-league debut and covered the careers of Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris. Lang received the prestigious J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Writers of America in 1986, which placed him in the...See more