After resigning in 1977 and starting a sports management company, Appel joined World Team Tennis to do PR for the New York Apples, featuring Billie Jean King and Vitas Gerulaitis. When the league folded, he joined the staff of Bowie Kuhn. While serving as VP for Public Relations for WPIX, he won an Emmy as the executive producer of Yankee telecasts; he also produced pre-season football telecasts for the New York Giants and New York Jets. Appel has also worked for the Atlanta Committee for the Olympic Games and The Topps Company.
Appel has written 16 books, including a biography of King Kelly, and children's biographies of Yogi Berra and Joe DiMaggio. He ghost-written books for Eric Gregg, Larry King, Bowie Kuhn, Lee MacPhail, Thurman Munson, and Tom Seaver. He has also contributed to a variety of publications, including Sports Collectors Digest, Yankees Magazine and Encyclopedia Americana.
He has served a member of the Board of Directors for the Yogi Berra Museum and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the New York Sports Museum and Hall of Fame and is a member of the Advisory Council to the Israel Baseball League. . He also served as as Editor-at-Large for the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum's quarterly magazine, and helped write the text on the plaques of Hall of Fame inductees.
Student Athletes from Westfield, Cranford, Berkeley Heights, Garwood and Elizabeth Will Be among the Honorees at 77th Annual Hot Stove League Dinner, Feb. 10
Jan 09, 2013; ELIZABETH, N.J., Jan. 7 -- Union County issued the following news release:Student athletes from schools in Union County will be...