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Bill Conlin

Bill Conlin came to Daily News in May 1965 following five years at the Evening Bulletin. Penn State football, boxing and Big 5 beats; Phillies beat writer 1966. Columnist spring 1987. Covered 37 World Series; multiple Orange, Sugar, Rose, Cotton, Fiesta, Gator Bowls; Winter Olympics Calgary, Albertville, Lillehammer, Nagano; Summer Olympics  Sydney; 5 Wimbledons, Pan Am Games Indianapolis, Havana; multiple boxing title fights. First place National Best News Story E.P. Dutton Best Sports Stories 1964, 1979, runnerup 1968, 1975, 1977; Pennsylvania Sportswriter of the Year; multiple Keystone Awards column writing; 2003 N.J. Sportswriters Association Journalistic Excellence Award; author Rutledge Book of Baseball; Batting Cleanup, Bill Conlin.

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