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George Vecsey (born in New York City, New York) is a sports columnist for The New York Times and is a non-fiction author. He is the older brother of New York Post sports columnist Peter Vecsey and the father of Laura Vecsey, the Harrisburg Patriot-News political columnist; David Vecsey, a copy editor at The New York Times Magazine; and Corinna Wilson, chief counsel for Pennsylvania Treasury Secretary Rob McCord. Vecsey is most well known for his work in sports, but he has co-written several autobiographies with well-known non-sports figures.
Total Books: 40
Although he has written books on a wide variety of sports including tennis, football, basketball, and boxing, Vecsey considers baseball his favorite sport, and has written more books about baseball than any other sport.
Vecsey's baseball books cover several different periods of the game. In The Rivals he covers the entire history of the Yankees — Red Sox rivalry from the first half of the century up until recent years. He has also written books exclusively about modern baseball history such as McGwire and Sosa, about the home run record chase by Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa which took place in 1998, and Subway 2000, about the New York Mets and New York Yankees Subway Series which took place in 2000.
Vecsey has also helped several celebrities and high-profile people such as Barbara Mandrell, Loretta Lynn, and Harry Wu write their autobiographies. His work in this field has ranged from co-writing credits, to being listed as a contributor (as in Coal Miner's Daughter Lynn's autobiography), to being listed as a consultant.
Vecsey also covered religion for three years for the Times, and authored a chapter of the literary hoax Naked Came the Stranger. Unlike many other well known sports columnists Vecsey does not often appear on television.
His most recent work Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game was released in August 2006 and is a concise 225 page history of the game of professional baseball.