Bill Madden (sportswriter)

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Bill Madden (born 1946) is an American sportswriter formerly with the New York Daily News. A member of the Baseball Writers Association of America, he has served on the Historical Overview Committee of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2005, 2007 and 2008, helping to select candidates for the final ballots presented to the Veterans Committee.

Madden grew up in Oradell, New Jersey,[1] and graduated from Bergen Catholic High School.[2]

He was a sportwriter with UPI for nine years before he joined the Daily News in 1978, and covered the New York Yankees before becoming a columnist in 1989. In 2015 Madden was unceremoniously dismissed as part of a massive series of staff layoffs by owner Mort Zuckerman. He has written the books Damned Yankees: A No-Holds-Barred Account of Life With "Boss" Steinbrenner (1991, with Moss Klein), Zim - A Baseball Life (2001, with Don Zimmer), Pride of October: What it Was to Be Young and a Yankee (2003), and Bill Madden: My 25 Years Covering Baseball's Heroes, Scoundrels, Triumphs and Tragedies (2004) and Steinbrenner: The Last Lion of Baseball (2010).

On Wednesday, September 16, 2015, Madden was laid off from the Daily News in a cost cutting effort that included other longtime columnists.


  1. ^ Harbord, Eamon (September 9, 2010). "Hall of Fame writer, former Oradell resident, has his day". The Bergen Record. Retrieved February 16, 2011. A 45-year resident of Oradell, he is the son of former Councilman Charlie Madden and father of Oradell Police Officer Tom Madden, Councilman James Koth read from the proclamation.... The 64-year-old Madden grew up in Oradell and graduated from Bergen Catholic High School. 
  2. ^ Associated Press (July 24, 2010). "Looking at careers of this year's Hall inductees". Houston Chronicle. Retrieved February 16, 2011. Bill Madden: ... born in 1946 and grew up in New Jersey ... graduated from Bergen Catholic High School. 

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