The Pantagraph, 19 Jun 1945, Page 6

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j Sirl Mirror HIoc w,u lICIVCI LIO A 4- 4- KIa. VL I 1 "I I IUIIIU lOKK. (,V) Jarnes Sid- Sid- ney (Sid) Mercer, 65, veteran sports writer for the Hearst news- news- .apcrJS' d'ed at, h,s ,home Auv-wjr Auv-wjr Auv-wjr dut-r dut-r dut-r a ions iiines, A native of Taxton. IU.. ne for early In 1913 the baseball writers mcrly was President of the Ua.se-Gould Ua.se-Gould han wntorc Acoit: America, which he helped or-1 or-1 or-1 awarded Mercer a plaque for ganize. He also was road itcrc- itcrc- tary of the St- St- j, Browns bai.e- bai.e- ball team from 1903 to 1903. when he loined th NVu- NVu- JorVl Journal. For a brief per-.od per-.od per-.od after!'1 me death or Sports Editor BJ1 Hicks, he took over the reins of the department. Later he joined the staM of the New York American, American, remaining when It was merged with the Journal in 1937. Known as the "dean of baseball baseball writers," Mercer was men- men- Judge Kcnesaw M. Land.. !ate1,y high commiMiioner of ba.scL.aU. I I He began his newspaper career as a police reporter for tne St. meritorious service to baseball He leaves a widow, the lormer Margare t McGraw; two daughters. Mrs. Margaret Harringt-jn Harringt-jn Harringt-jn of Washington and Mrs. France Ci! Louis Republic, later turning to lette of Toronto: a brother, L. W. sports writing. After serving with 'Mercer of Detroit and four inters. Mrs. J. W. Howorth ar.d Mrs 11. L Dunlap of Washington, Mrs. F. Parcells cf Palos Verdes Ftates, Calif, and Mrs. F. Nutt of Hint, the baseball team. Mercer jomed the staff of the St. Louis Post Dispatch He went to the New York Globe Wit" which he stayed untd 1920 Mich,

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