John Cronley

Inducted: 1974

JOHN CRONLEY (1909-1972) was sports writer and editor for the Daily Oklahoman and Oklahoma City Times for thirty years after working on several Nebraska newspapers. His sharp wit and high standards trained three generations of younger sports writers, who went on to top sports news jobs across the nation. His own writing ranked among the best sports copy of its day in accuracy, literary style and fairness. He is one of the all-time greats in his field.