Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Jerome Holtzman

Jerome Holtzman has died at age 82. The name probably doesn't ring a bell unless you grew up reading sports pages in Chicago, or saw his byline in the old Sporting News.

But if you are a student of sports journalism, you know Holtzman as one of the giants, particularly when it came to covering big league baseball.

His 1974 book "No Cheering in the Press Box" is mandatory reading for those in our craft, even three-and-a-half decades after its publication.

Holtzman was from the old school. But his skills never grew old.
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