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All Tony Zonca's Back Spin Stories

Long-time sportswriter Tony Zonca reflects on stories he wrote while covering the Philadelphia Phillies, Eagles and 76ers, the Reading Phillies, and on local Berks County sports.

The good, the bad and the reviled of TV sportscasting

By  Tony Zonca -- senior contributor As a kid I remember listening to boxing on our trusty Philco radio, the blow-by-blow guy by the name of Bill Stern. Boxing was big back then, behind only big league

Wave it goodbye — please!

By  Tony Zonca -- senior contributor I have always hated the display of The Wave at ballgames.  I especially hated the practice during close, late-inning games with tension and playoff implications in the air.

Sportswriter Tony Zonca to join another Hall of Fame

Longtime sportswriter Tony Zonca will be inducted into the Carbon County chapter of the Pennsylvania Sports Hall of Fame on Sunday. The ceremony will be held at the Franklin Twp. Fire Hall in Lehighton. Zonca is a special

In baseball, the times they are a-changin’

By Tony Zonca -- senior contributor As a player, coach, umpire and a beat writer I have been around the game of baseball for more than 70 years. I have seen the game change and not always for the

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