Thursday, May 22, 2014
Shirley Fischler: Paving the Way
The above photos (front & back covers) are from Fischlers' Encyclopedia written by Stan and Shirley Fischler.
As a young hockey fan, I would run home after school each Friday and make a beeline to our mailbox. Once inside the house, I would toss the junk (all the other mail) onto the coffee table and unfold The Hockey News. Without fail, I would search out Stan Fischler's column - it was a must.
Then, one Christmas, I received Fischlers' Encyclopedia and became familiar with Shirley Fischler.
As pointed out in an article following her recent passing, Shirley Fischler was a "...columnist, author, broadcaster and a journalist who forced Madison Square Garden to get women admitted into the press box..."
Shirley Fischler was 74.