While I thought Wiley was a bit too obsessed with race issues, I always found him to be a thoughtful commentator, both in his columns and occasional appearances on ESPN television. He was only His column archives are at ESPN. Ralph Wiley, one of the original Page 2 columnists and former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, died Sunday night at his home in Orlando of heart failure. He was 52 years old.
Wiley initially began as a copy boy and worked his way up the ranks to become a regular columnist. The term grew to be widely used within the baseball world. In addition to his many articles on sports, Wiley also wrote critically acclaimed books. These books established Wiley as an important cultural critic. By the s, Wiley had become well known for his provocative and satirical writing style in addition to his usage of literary references in combination with street slang. His books criticized both black and white America, casting blame without mincing the words.
By jbooma , June 14, in The Tailgate. Just heard on espnradio. He was one of the writers for espn. Ralph Wiley, one of the original Page 2 columnists and former senior writer for Sports Illustrated, died Sunday night of heart failure. He was 52 years old.
Wiley, Ralph Overview. Publication Timeline. Most widely held works about Ralph Wiley. Most widely held works by Ralph Wiley. Growing up King : an intimate memoir by Dexter King Book 11 editions published between and in English and held by 1, WorldCat member libraries worldwide Dexter King's courageous efforts, amid widespread skepticism, to investigate what really happened in his father's slaying resulted in a civil jury trial proving there was a conspiracy involving governmental agencies to murder his father.