Country: United States
Born: May 2, 1932, in Brooklyn, New York
Died: October 3, 2010
Maury Allen, an author, reporter and columnist for 53 years, covered baseball for the New York Post for 27 years(1962-1989), as well as Sports Illustrated magazine, and the Gannett Journal News.
Allen authored 40 sport-themed books, 30 of them on baseball, including best sellers: Where Have You Gone, Joe DiMaggio, Mr. October–The Reggie Jackson Story, Joe Namath’s Sportin’ Life, Yankees World Series Memories and Brooklyn Remembered: The 1955 Days of the Dodgers, and biographies of Casey
Allen has written hundreds of magazine articles and made frequent appearances on radio and television as a baseball authority, including ESPN Classic programs.
The Brooklyn-born author has been elected to the Brooklyn Dodgers Hall of Fame, B’nai B’rith Hall of Fame, City College (N.Y.) Hall of Fame, and is a voting member of the Baseball Hall of Fame.