John Drebinger

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John Drebinger
Born March 23, 1891
Staten Island, New York
Died October 22, 1979(1979-10-22) (aged 88)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Nationality American
Occupation Baseball reporter for The New York Times

John "Drebby" Drebinger (March 23, 1891 - October 22, 1979) was an American sportswriter for The New York Times from 1923 to 1964. He graduated from Curtis High School on Staten Island and went to work for The Staten Island Advance in 1911.[1][2] In 1973, Drebinger was honored by the Baseball Writers Association of America with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for distinguished baseball writing.[3] Recipients of the Spink Award are recognized at the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum in what is commonly referred to as the "writers wing" of the Hall of Fame.[4] In October 1979, he died at a nursing home in North Carolina.[5]

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