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George William Daley (September 14, 1875 - August 12, 1952) was an American newspaper editor, sports writer, and syndicated author of fictional baseball stories and poetry The Stolen Base. He often used the pseudonym Monitor. Daley was born in Clinton Heights, Rensselaer County, New York and married Marion Rhines while a student at Union College in Schenectady, New York.

They had a daughter, Marjorie May, and settled in West Brighton, New York. It is there that he launched his newspaper career, initially at the Staten Islander and as the Staten Island correspondent for the New York World, 1895-1899, and later, the Brooklyn Eagle and the New York Sun. From 1900-1905 he created the popular Home Run Haggerty and Strike Out Sawyer fictional characters and launched his syndicated baseball stories.

Mr. Daley joined the New York Herald as a telegraph editor in 1905 and quickly worked his way up the ladder to night city editor, night editor, news editor and, ultimately, managing editor.

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