Space cadets: WCBS Radio sports guy Kevin Connors had pitcher Denny Neagle losing two games in one night, pitching both for the Braves and the Yanks. Yankee (and ex-Brave) Neagle isn't much good, but not quite that bad.
At Hachette Filipacchi Publications, James Fraguela is now publisher of Woman's Day special interest mags with total distribution of nearly 20 million copies.
What agency creates best newspaper ads? Ogilvy & Mather Worldwide and Fallon, both New York shops, share the 100 grand award from Newspaper Association of America. Fallon's ad was for U.S. Tennis Association, Ogilvy's for IBM.
Former Family Life Editor in Chief Peter Herbst moves to Paris as edit consultant to Hachette Filipacchi Media. A wonderful fellow who worked for People, briefly ran New York, and soon to be a boulevardier, mon vieux.
Under new prez Lou Mohn Motor Trend is shaking & baking, getting the editor on "Today" and other national TV shows. Mary McGeachy of Douglas/Jones Group, is handling the PR.
At Bride's they're sulking over my shameful recent omission of their apostrophe in a recent column (AA, Sept. 13). But Publisher Nina Lawrence and staff are pulling themselves together with news the mag will grow by 275 ad pages this year to 4,239, a new record.
Miss the Liz Smith book party at Le Cirque? Then you missed: Don Hewitt, Prince Edward, Barbara Walters, Bobby Short, Helen Gurley Brown, Oscar de la Renta, Graydon Carter, Mort Zuckerman, filmmaker Joel Schumacher, Pauline Trigere, Dr. Kissinger, Peggy Noonan, Skitch Henderson, Betty Bacall, Marty Singerman, Lee Kravitz, Ed Kosner, Henry & Louise Grunwald, Renata Adler, Nick Dunne, Christine Baranski, Matt Drudge, Mary Tyler Moore, Madonna's flack, everyone but Keyshawn Johnson.
Ladies' Home Journal has a new book out, "Women In Charge," all about how to market to today's women.
Parade's longtime managing editor Larry Smith, formerly with both The New York Times and Daily News, is retiring at year's end. Lamar Graham takes over as M.E. Novelist Smith, whose "The Original" was a best-seller, climbed the Matterhorn this past summer, scuba-dives off Block Island and leaps tall buildings in a single bound.