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Fred Lieb (1888 - 1980) was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. He and his wife Mary were especially close to Lou Gehrig. Walter Brennan's character in the movie The Pride of the Yankees was loosely based on him. Jump to: navigation, search 1888 is a leap year starting on Sunday (click on link for calendar). ... Jump to: navigation, search 1980 is a leap year starting on Tuesday. ... Sportswriting is a form of journalism who writes and reports on sports topics and events. ... Picture of Fenway Park. ... Jump to: navigation, search New York Yankees great Lou Gehrig Henry Louis Gehrig, born Ludwig Heinrich Gehrig (born June 19, 1903 in New York City, New York -- died June 2, 1941 in New York City, New York,) was a Major League first baseman who played his entire career for the... Walter Brennan Walter Brennan, (born 25 July 1894 in Swampscott, Massachusetts; died 21 September 1974 in Oxnard, California) was a veteran character actor, notably in westerns. ... The Pride of the Yankees is a 1942 biographical film which tells the story of New York Yankees star Lou Gehrig. ...


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There's no curse, just lies: 10/ 8/ 2004 (655 words)
Frazee was a footnote from there on out in Boston lore until Fred Lieb, in 1947, published the first written history of the Red Sox, which had a significant portion dedicated to Frazee's supposed decimation of the team.
Lieb was one of baseball's most respected writers, a Hall-of-Famer who died in 1980 at the age of 92.
Lieb also happened to be incredibly anti-Semitic, and was more than happy to bring Frazee's name out of the mothballs for another round through the mud -- two decades after Frazee's death.
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