Lou Effrat was known as "The Guy With the Twist". He covered all major sports. In addition to being the swing man between the Dodgers, Giants and Yankees, he spent years as the beat writer covering first the Yankees and then the Giants.
In addition to his baseball writing he covered the Knicks and the football Giants.
In his later years he was the Harness Writer for the Times covering a number of Hambletonian Stakes. He was a member of the United States Harness Writers Association and voted into the Harness Racing Museum & Hall of Fame in 1985.
He retired to Florida with his wife, Alice, who died on May 19, 1997.
- NYT Obituary https://query.nytimes.com/gst/fullpage.html?res=940DEFDE1531F931A3575AC0A96E948260
- Baker Field:Birthplace of Sports Television "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-10-07. Retrieved 2006-12-04.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
- United States Harness Writer's Association http://www.ushwa.org/5436.html
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