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Name:    Spink, Al
Born/Started:     Aug. 26, 1853
Died/Ended:     May. 27, 1928
Description:    Al Spink moved to St. Louis in 1870 at the age of 17 as a reporter for the New York Times and New York Herald. While in St. Lois he also worked for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the St. Louis Chronicle. He became very involved with St. Louis athletics in the early 1880s and helped establish the St. Louis Browns baseball team. He is credited with naming SportsmanĀ“s Park. In 1886 he established the newspaper, The Sporting News, and hired his brother Charles to manage the paper. In 1894 he sold his interest in the paper to his brother and moved to Chicago, where he died in 1928. [Final Resting Place, p. 98]

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