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’s collection of the best stories he’s written for The Springfield Republican over his long career is a veritable history of the City of Springfield. Only this is no ordinary history. It’s a people’s history seen through the lens of an accomplished writer who reveals the extraordinary in his everyday life and the lives of others. Garry’s stories aren’t limited to a specific time and place. They transcend these locations to give pride and hope to people everywhere.” – Richard Andersen, Springfield College professor and author
“Garry Brown is a treasure to those of us lucky enough to have worked with him and learned from his high standards as a journalist and a decent caring guy.” – Wayne Phaneuf, executive editor, The 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.
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