Jack Lang (sportswriter)

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Jack Lang (May 11, 1921 – January 25, 2007) was an American sportswriter who spent more than forty years covering New York's baseball teams.

Newspaper career[edit]

Lang began his career covering the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Long Island Press in 1947. After the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles for the 1958 season, the paper assigned him to cover the New York Yankees. Lang began covering the New York Mets in their inaugural 1962 season, continuing that beat until he retired in 1989. When the Long Island Press folded in 1977, Lang moved to the Daily News. He was the 1986 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing."

Other activities[edit]

He was also widely known as the Executive Secretary for the Baseball Writers' Association of America. It was in that capacity that Lang was responsible for overseeing the voting process for the Baseball Hall of Fame from 1967 through 1994. He was also a member of Major League Baseball's scoring rules committee.

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