|Birth: ||Sep. 13, 1918|
|Death: ||Feb. 11, 2012|
Hall of Fame Sportswriter. His knack for storytelling and his vast knowledge of sports earned him acknowledgement from both the Hockey and Canadian Football Hall of Fame. Nicknamed "Billy" during his youth, the son of a brakeman and conductor with the Canadian Pacific Railway, he was brought up under impoverished circumstances during "The Depression". Always a sports enthusiast, he participated in hockey, baseball, basketball and tennis during his high school years. While attending Brandon University (Formerly Brandon College) he focused on the writing aspect of sports and in order to fund his tuition costs, he worked at nights for the Brandon Sun. He left college and landed a position as junior reporter with the Winnipeg Bureau of Canadian Press where he met and became friends with legendary writer Scott Young. Frayne moved onto the Winnipeg Tribune and in 1941, he covered the first of many World Series which included an interview with Yankees' slugger Joe DiMaggio. He became a part of The Globe's staff and during the course of his more-than 50 years, he had readings printed in such esteemed publications as Sports Illustrated and The Saturday Evening Post. While with the Toronto Sun, he was recipient of the National Newspaper Award for Sports Writing. He was enshrined into the media wing of the Hockey Hall of Fame as recipient of the Elmer Ferguson Memorial Award in 1984 and was inducted into the Football Reporters of Canada section of the Canadian Football Hall of Fame in 1987. (bio by: C.S.)
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Record added: Feb 11, 2012
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