Conor McKeon is a writer living in Brooklyn.
Some of the most important literary figures of the last century had previously made a name for themselves in athletics. Here are the stories of a halfback who became a beatnik, an Olympic-hopeful wrestler who became leader of the Merry Pranksters, and nine other athletically gifted writers.
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In 1865, six-year-old Teddy Roosevelt watched Abraham Lincoln’s funeral procession in NYC.