|Born||November 5, 1903|
Brooklyn, New York
|Died|| March 25, 1975 71) (aged|
Brooklyn, New York
|Occupation||Sportswriter & author|
|Awards||J. G. Taylor Spink Award|
Thomas Holmes (November 5, 1903 – March 25, 1975)was an American sports writer who covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle and the New York Herald-Tribune from 1924 to 1957.
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