|Born||November 26, 1924|
Queens, New York
|Died|| March 17, 2014 89) (aged|
Long Island, New York
|Employer||Long Island Star Journal (1946–1963), New York Journal American (1964–1966), Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (1966–1986)|
|Known for||"Writers wing," Baseball Hall of Fame, 1997|
Charles V. "Charley" Feeney (November 26, 1924 - March 17, 2014)was an American sportswriter in New York, New York, and Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, for more than 40 years.
Sports journalism is a form of writing that reports on sporting topics and competitions.
Born in Queens, New York, Feeney broke into the newspaper business at age 16 as a messenger for the New York Sun . Essex. Feeney next worked for the Long Island Star Journal, where, starting in 1951, he would cover the Giants' final eight seasons in New York. From 1958, he covered the Yankees, first for the Star Journal, and, from 1964, for the New York Journal American . Following that paper's demise in 1966, when a job opening in Pittsburgh was created by the premature death of longtime Pirates beat writer Jack Hernon, Post-Gazette sports editor Al Abrams promptly turned to Feeney, who would fill the position until his retirement in 1986. In addition, following the retirement of Pittsburgh Press sports editor and longtime Bucs beat writer Les Biederman in March 1969, Feeney succeeded Biederman as The Sporting News' Pirates correspondent, in which capacity he would also serve until his retirement.During World War II, he served in the Navy from 1942 to 1946, earning a Bronze Star for his work as a radio man on the aircraft carrier USS
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