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Damon Runyon

(1880 - 1946)

  • Born in Manhattan, his family worked in the newspaper business
  • They moved to Colorado in 1887
  • As a newspaper reporter, he moved to New York City to cover sports
  • His unique insights are credited with revolutionizing the way baseball is covered
  • The musical Guys and Dolls and film Little Miss Marker are based on two of his short stories
  • Find more about Damon Runyon in Kansapedia.