Al Abrams

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Albert Edward Abrams (February 29, 1904 – March 3, 1977) was an American sportswriter who wrote for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette from 1926 until his death in 1977, serving as its sports editor from April 1947 to March 1974. From 1936, he was founder and president of the Post-Gazette Dapper Dan Club, which, between its inception and Abrams's death, contributed over $800,000 to charitable organizations.[1] In February 1979, the Club instituted the Al Abrams Memorial Award, given to athletes who have already gained admission to their respective sports' Halls of Fame.[2] Abrams died at age 73 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.[3]


  1. ^ Stellino, Vito. "Al Abrams Dies of Heart Attack". Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. March 4, 1977. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  2. ^ Feeney, Charley. "Kiner to Receive Dapper Dan's Al Abrams Award". The Pittsburgh Press. January 31, 1984. Retrieved July 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "Al Abrams Dies, Covered Sports Here 51 Years". The Pittsburgh Press. March 4, 1977. Retrieved July 31, 2015.