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by Garry Brown
“In an industry driven too much by personal vanity and ego, Garry Brown has always stood out as a sports journalist and writer whose trademark of genuine humility, like his work, has stood the test of time. Funny, too, because no one in Western Massachusetts and few beyond, have as much right to stand on his remarkable stack of laurels as a man whose career has brought us from 1950s America to the present day.”
—Ron Chimelis, Springfield Republican
Garry Brown joined The Springfield Union’s sports department in May of 1950, and went on to a 59-year sportswriting career, all of it as an employee of The Springfield Newspapers. He retired from full-time work in June of 2009, but he continues to contribute columns and feature articles to The Springfield Republican as a free-lance writer.