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Ira H. Berkow

Berkow was a sports columnist and feature writer for The New York Times beginning in 1981. Before arriving at the Times, Berkow was the sports editor and sports columnist for Newspaper Enterprise Association for nine years. He began his writing career as a reporter for the Minneapolis Tribune, and has authored several books, including “Summers in the Bronx: Attila The Hun And Other Yankee Stories,” “Full Swing: Hits, Runs and Errors in a Writer's Life,” and “To the Hoop: The Seasons of a Basketball Life.” His most recent book, “The Corporal Was a Pitcher: The Courage of Lou Brissie,” was published in February 2009.