Ogle Sr., 93, of Neptune City, sportswriter for Star Ledger
Monday, January 31, 2005
Jim Ogle Sr. of Neptune City, who was associated for many years with both The Star-Ledger and the New York Yankees, died yesterday at the Jersey Shore University Medical Center in Neptune. He was 93.
Ogle came to the Morning Ledger in 1935 and retired in 1975. He covered the Yankees until he retired, and then began a new career in association with the New York club.
After his retirement, he was appointed by the Yankees as director of the franchises Alumni Association. In addition, he ran Old Timers Day in Yankee Stadium and published Pinstripes four times a year, the official Yankees magazine for the organization.
In the 1999 Old Timers game, the Yankees presented him with a plaque, a rare honor for a sportswriter.
A Mass will be offered Thursday in Assumption Church in Pompano, Fla. Local arrangements are by Johnson-McGinley Funeral Home in Wall Township.
Surviving are a son, James Jr.; five grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Ogle Sr., 93, Yankees chronicler
Tuesday, February 01, 2005
BY SID DORFMAN
For the Star-Ledger
When Jim Ogle Sr. died Sunday, at the age of 93, it recalled a remarkable long-time association with both The Star-Ledger and the New York Yankees.
His son, Jim
Ogle Jr., who worked in The Star-Ledger sports department between 1965
and 1972, and then for 10 more years at the Daily Journal of Elizabeth,
said his dad had "never lost interest in either The Star-Ledger
or the Yankees, and was sharp as a kid to the end."
He was covering,
of course, when Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth's single-season record for
home runs with 61. He was, at that time, virtually the only sportswriter
Maris trusted to report the drama even-handedly.