WorldCat Identities

McCoy-Murray, Linda

Works: 3 works in 3 publications in 1 language and 20 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Quotations 
Roles: Contributor
Classifications: GV742.42.M87, B
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Linda McCoy-Murray
Quotable Jim Murray : the literary wit, wisdom, and wonder of a distinguished American sports columnist by Jim Murray( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles Times tribute to Jim Murray( Visual )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A tribute to Jim Murrary, sports writer for the Los Angeles Times since 1961, who passed away in 1998
The poet : the life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray by Steven Travers( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Forget Ring Lardner, Grantland Rice, and Jerome Holtzman. According to author Steven Travers, Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times was the greatest sports columnist who ever lived-period. Known for his highly descriptive metaphors and phrasing-a strike zone the size of Hitler's heart, so painfully honest he could spot George Washington two answers in a lie detector test, the only pitcher I know who thinks of Homer as a Greek poet and not a lucky swing by a banjo hitter-Murray was a poet. Time magazine sent the Connecticut native to Hollywood in 1948 to cover the movies. But it was at the Los Angeles Times (1961-1998) that Murray made his mark. Like the city, the paper was experiencing tremendous growth, and he was given free rein to cover virtually any topic in his sports column. Murray defended pitcher Don Drysdale against accusations of poor sportsmanship, waxed rhapsodic about Willie Mays, and praised light-heavyweight champion Archie Moore as the Rembrandt of boxing. But his influence was greatest when he spoke out against segregated college football in the South. After being subjected to several of Murray's public scoldings, the University of Alabama finally allowed Bear Bryant to erase the school's longstanding color line. Steven Travers provides an in-depth look at a man whose influence went far beyond the baseball diamond and the boxing ring
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Audience level: 0.43 (from 0.06 for The poet : ... to 0.43 for Quotable J ...)

Quotable Jim Murray : the literary wit, wisdom, and wonder of a distinguished American sports columnist
Alternative Names
Murray, Linda McCoy-