Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 – September 25, 1933) was an American
sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the
sports world, marriage and the threatre. Married with four sons, Lardner wrote for a
number of newspapers, but his real newspaper "home" was the Chicago Tribune.
Sarah Bembrey has written about a singular event in Lardner's sportswriting experience:
"In 1919 something happened that changed his way of reporting about sports and
changed his love for baseball. This was the Black Sox scandal, when the Chicago White Sox
sold out the World Series to the Cincinnati Reds. Ring was exceptionally close to the
White Sox and felt he was betrayed by the team. After the scandal, Ring always wrote
about sports as if there were some kink to the outcome."
Lardner died on September 25, 1933, in East Hampton, New York, of TB.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Monday, September 25, 1933
Went back to school today. Had a substitute in history as Mrs. Elston was sick. Have test tomorrow.