Charley Feeney

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Charley Feeney
Born (1924-11-26)November 26, 1924
Queens, New York
Died March 17, 2014(2014-03-17) (aged 89)
Occupation Sportswriter
Employer Long Island Star Journal (1946–1963), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1966–1986)
Known for "Writers wing," Baseball Hall of Fame, 1997

Charles J. "Charley" Feeney (November 26, 1924 - March 17, 2014)[1] was an American sportswriter in New York, New York and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for more than 40 years.

Feeney was born in Queens, New York, in approximately 1925. He began his reporting career at age 19 covering the New York Giants for the Long Island Star Journal. He remained with the Star Journal covering the Giants from 1946 to 1963. He next covered the New York Yankees and New York Mets for the New York Journal American. He was the beat writer for Pittsburgh Post-Gazette assigned to cover the Pittsburgh Pirates from 1966 to 1986.[2] He was inducted into the "writers wing" of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in 1997.[3] After learning of his Hall of Fame selection, Feeney joked, "I always looked at myself as a utility infielder in our business. The next thing you know they're going to be putting Tommy Helms in the Hall of Fame. I'm in and Bill Mazeroski isn't. It's unbelievable."[4]

As of 2009, Feeney had been living in the same apartment in Pittsburgh since 1966. That year, following the death of his wife and health problems, he moved into an assisted living facility in New York.[5]

Selected articles by Feeney[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Obituary
  2. ^ "1996 J. G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Charley Feeney". National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. 
  3. ^ "'PALLY' GETS THE CALL: FORMER POST-GAZETTE WRITER CHARLEY FEENEY GOES INTO THE HALL OF FAME TODAY". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. August 3, 1997. 
  4. ^ Ron Cook (October 24, 1996). "Charley Feeney: Baseball's Hall of Fame Calls". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. 
  5. ^ John Mehno (July 10, 2009). "Good luck, Pally". Altoona Mirror.