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Baseball Writers, Players Remember Longtime Reporter Marty Noble

March 25, 2019 - 12:02 pm
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By WFAN.com

The New York baseball community is taking news about the death of longtime reporter Marty Noble hard.

Noble, who died Sunday in Florida at age 70, according to multiple reports, covered the Yankees and Mets for Newsday from 1981-2004. He later wrote for MLB.com, also reporting on the Mets there.

A cause of death has not yet been made public.

"We are saddened to hear of the sudden passing of Marty Noble," the Mets said in a statement Monday. "Marty was a part of the baseball scene in New York for decades. He was a fixture around Shea Stadium and Citi Field and helped make the New York Baseball Writers Dinner one of the best in the country. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his wife, Yvette and their two daughters, Carolyn and Lindsay as well as their four grandchildren."

Meanwhile, Noble's former colleagues took to Twitter to share their condolences.

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"Marty Noble was a treasure for readers in New York," WFAN's Sweeny Murti wrote. "He spent thousands of hours in clubhouses long before I came around, but he always had a kind word and a smile for me."

"This one hurts," wrote MLB.com's Anthony DiComo. "Marty was my mentor and one of the most significant influences on my career. More than that, he was a friend."

The New York Post's Mike Vaccaro wrote: "One of the joys of my career is that so many people whose bylines I admired for years later became friends. I will miss Marty Noble’s unique perspectives on baseball and how to cover it. Godspeed to one of the lions."

ESPN's Keith Olbermann called Noble "a living encyclopedia of NY baseball history whose hard-boiled persona hid someone who came through when it mattered for people."

Some former major leaguers also remembered Noble.

Mets great Ron Darling wrote on Twitter: "There is great honor in being good at what you do. Whatever the profession. Marty Noble was Great at what he did and loved the game and the people who played it at its highest level. I’ll miss his big laugh and his love and knowledge of music."

Hall of Famer Chipper Jones wrote: "Gonna miss this man. So much fun sitting and talking baseball with the man who knew the most about it. So many fun tidbits passed along and always a warm smile."