Jack Lang

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Birthdate5/11/1921
Death Date1/25/2007
Debut Year1946
Year of Induction
Teams BBWAA
Position Writer

From 1966-1988, Jack Lang of the BBWAA was responsible for counting the votes for HoF elections and notifying men of their election.

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Hall of Fame writer Jack Lang was on the MLB New York beat from 1946 to 1985

Hall of Fame writer Jack Lang was on the MLB New York beat from 1946 to 1985

Jack Lang began his Hall of Fame career as a baseball writer covering the Dodgers in 1946 with the Long Island Daily Press the year before Jackie Robinson‘s big league debut. The Brooklyn native was on the Dodger beat until they left for Los Angeles after the ’57 season.
Envelope addressed to Jack Lang by Connie Mack

Envelope addressed to Jack Lang by Connie Mack

In the collection is this envelope sent by Philadelphia Athletics owner Connie Mack and addressed to Hall of Fame baseball writer Jack Lang. Postmarked April 11, 1953 from Philadelphia, the envelope hopes to find Lang as the Sports Editor of the Buffalo Courier-Express. The letter inside that came w
Connie Mack handwritten letter to Jack Lang with great content

Connie Mack handwritten letter to Jack Lang with great content

Legendary manager Connie Mack writes to Jack Lang in this letter of 1953. The Athletics owner clarifies some of the choices of players for the Carstairs Whiskey baseball promotion of the 1940s. Mack lent his name to the company that made banners heralding “Connie Mack’s All Time TeamR
The William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award is one of the most prestigious in baseball

The William J. Slocum/Jack Lang Award is one of the most prestigious in baseball

In 1930 the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of American created the William J. Slocum Award. The honor is given each year to a person judged to have long and meritorious service to the game. A quick glance at the list of recipients reveals a who’s who of the games greats.
Jack Lang & Jim Smiley both worked for ESPN SportsTicker

Jack Lang & Jim Smiley both worked for ESPN SportsTicker

Jack Lang’s illustrious career wound down by the time he was a guest columnist for ESPN SportTicker starting in 1989. Lang regularly wrote a Sunday baseball column for the outfit before retiring completely in 1997. Collector Jim Smiley whose baseball autographs are featured on this site also worked for the ‘Ticker. There he overlapped

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