July 22, 2008

Jerome Holtzman, RIP

The legendary Chicago sportswriter- best known for inventing the save- died yesterday at the age of 81. I'm not going to pretend I did a lot of following of Holtzman's career, but back when I went to camp in Wisconsin I would occasionally get my hands on a sports page, which for a sports fan at summer camp was like the holy grail. Since most of my co-campers were from Chicago, that paper was usually the Tribune, and Holtzman's column was always in it.

Come to think of it, now that Mike Royko, Gene Siskel and now Holtzman are all dead, i don't think I could name a single person who currently writes for the Chicago Tribune.

Posted by Stephen Silver at July 22, 2008 05:48 PM
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