Jack Lang born May 11, 1921 is known as a sportswriter who spent his career coving the baseballs teams in New York. He first covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Long Island Press (1947) and after the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles; he began to cover the New York Yankees. He wrote for the New York Mets in 1962 and continued his affiliation with the Mets until he retired in 1989.
When the Long Island Press closed its doors in 1977, Jack Lang started sports writing for the New York Post. He is the recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for his contributions to baseball.
One of Lang's most valued assignments was letting baseball players know they had been elected to the Cooperstown Baseball Hall of Fame. He loved baseball and was always objective to the players. He was very honest with players and let them know when they were good or bad. He covered Jackie Robinson's major league debut.
From 1966-88 Lang was secretary treasurer of the Baseball Writer's Association of America, sat on the committee of Major League Baseball Scoring Rules and a true historical writer for the game of baseball. He wrote The Fighting Southpaw in collaboration with Whitey Ford. Lang also authored Baseball Basics for Teenagers and wrote: The New York Mets: 25 Years of Baseball Magic.
He passed away on January 25, 2007 at the age of 85 leaving behind three sons and a daughter.
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