Paul Gallico, photographed by Carl Van Vechten, 1937
July 26, 1897|
New York City, New York, U.S.
|Died||July 15, 1976
|Occupation||Novelist, short story and sports writer|
|Spouse(s)||Alva Thoits Taylor (5 September 1921 â€“ 1934) (divorced)
Elaine St. Johns (12 April 1935 â€“ 1936) (divorced)
Pauline Gariboldi (1939 â€“ 1939) (divorced)
Virginia von Falz-Fein (19 July 1963 â€“ 15 July 1976) (his death)
Nobody's a natural. You work to get good and then work to get better. It's hard to stay on top.
No game in the world is as tidy and dramatically neat as baseball, with cause and effect, crime and punishment, motive and result, so cleanly defined.