HAROLD ROSENTHAL, 85, sports writer and author, died June 29. Rosenthal worked at the New York Herald Tribune for over 30 years. He was noted for his baseball coverage of Brooklyn’s Dodgers and New York’s Giants, Mets, and Yankees, whom he followed from 1947 to 1963. When the Herald Tribune went out of business in 1966, Rosenthal moved into public relations, serving the Continental Football League and the American Football League. After the AFL merged with the National Football League, he served as director of information for its American Football Conference.

By: Jamie Santo

Rosenthal also served as managing editor of “”Weekend Sports,”” a TV sports newspaper supplement. A lifetime member of the Baseball Writers Association and former president of the New York Football Writers Association, he appeared in HBO and ESPN documentaries on baseball history and wrote several books about baseball and football.

DICK SULLIVAN, 65, columnist and editor, died July 2. Sullivan began as a reporter at the Globe-Gazette in Mason City, Iowa, in 1960 following his graduation from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.
Sullivan was city editor of the Globe-Gazette from 1974 to 1986 before he retired and returned to his native Missouri. Sullivan won the top Iowa Associated Press Managing Editors award in 1970 for a story on life inside a hospital psychiatric unit. Sullivan admitted himself to the mental-health unit to get a first-hand view of treatment.

TOM WILLIAMS, 67, retired sports writer and editor, died June 26. Williams, who covered sports in Texas for more than 30 years, began his career covering sports for the Dallas Times Herald from 1963 to 1969, when he became sports editor of the Tyler (Texas) Morning Telegraph. Williams joined The Dallas Morning News in 1970 as a copy editor and moved to the sports department in 1972. Williams, a nationally recognized bowling columnist, supervised the paper’s Friday-night high-school football coverage for many years and covered suburban sports for the News’ Plano section from its inception in 1987 until 1993.
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