From BR Bullpen
Clifton Keane (aka Clif)
Cliff Keane was a longtime Boston Globe sportswriter (1939-1975) renowned for his merciless but good-natured ribbing of ballplayers; after leaving the Globe, Keane, along with colleague Larry Claflin of the Boston Herald-American, went on to co-host "Clif and Claf," one of the first sports talk radio shows.
 Further Reading
- Harold Kaese (in the Boston Globe): "Back Talk: Birdie Tebbetts batting splurge," Baseball Digest (March 1948), p. 28
- Frank Deford: "Lots of Fun With a Poison Pen," Sports Illustrated (October 3, 1966)
- Bill Griffith: "Clifton Keane; Covered Red Sox for 36 Years," The Boston Globe (Tuesday, April 29, 2003), p. F-11
- Bud Collins: "Clif Notes On a Lively Character," The Boston Globe (Wednesday, April 30, 2003)