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May 30, 1999 | Associated Press
Jerome Holtzman, known as "the dean" of Chicago sportswriters, is going to the big leagues. After a 56-year career with Chicago newspapers that includes his current employer, the Chicago Tribune, Holtzman will become an official historian for major league baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig. The position is tailor-made for Holtzman, whose storied career has been honored by induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
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July 22, 2008 | Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune
Jerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to baseball Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday in Evanston, Ill., after a long illness. He was 81. "It's a sad day for everybody in baseball," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "Jerome was a Hall of Famer in everything he did, in every sense of the word." Holtzman was a baseball beat writer and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times for three decades, starting in 1957.
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August 11, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN
What: The Commissioners: Baseball's Midlife Crisis by Jerome Holtzman Publisher: Total Sports Price: $22.95 In his history of the commissioner's office and the men that have filled it, Jerome Holtzman includes an excerpt from a New York Times analysis of one ousted commissioner: "He was more a victim than a failure. The office for which he was chosen was already an anachronism.
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May 30, 1999 | Associated Press
Jerome Holtzman, known as "the dean" of Chicago sportswriters, is going to the big leagues. After a 56-year career with Chicago newspapers that includes his current employer, the Chicago Tribune, Holtzman will become an official historian for major league baseball Commissioner Allan "Bud" Selig. The position is tailor-made for Holtzman, whose storied career has been honored by induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1990.
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August 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
It was a day for perspective, perhaps slightly altered by the moment. "Am I as good as a lot of pitchers here? Probably not," Jim Palmer said. "But I would have voted for myself." Said Joe Morgan: "Mays, Musial and Morgan in the same breath. I'm not sure I'll ever get used to that." It was a day for emotion. "She knew she was dying and said, 'I won't be in Cooperstown with you.' She's in my thoughts today," Jerome Holtzman said of a daughter who passed away in February. It was a day for wit.
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July 22, 2008 | Paul Sullivan, Chicago Tribune
Jerome Holtzman, who went from copy boy to baseball Hall of Famer in a distinguished career as a Chicago sportswriter, died Saturday in Evanston, Ill., after a long illness. He was 81. "It's a sad day for everybody in baseball," Commissioner Bud Selig said. "Jerome was a Hall of Famer in everything he did, in every sense of the word." Holtzman was a baseball beat writer and columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times for three decades, starting in 1957.
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September 17, 2000 | From Associated Press
In a precautionary move made as Hurricane Gordon took aim on Florida's Gulf Coast, today's game between the Oakland Athletics and Tampa Bay Devil Rays at St. Petersburg, Fla., was postponed. The Athletics were scheduled to leave town by charter flight soon after Saturday's 5-2 victory over the Devil Rays. The main impact of the storm was supposed to hit early today. If necessary, the game will be made up Oct. 2, the day after the regular season is scheduled to end.
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July 20, 1990 | From The Baltimore Sun
Even as Pete Rose was coming to grips with his prison sentence Thursday, several prominent sportswriters who vote on Hall of Fame nominees were discussing--and not always agreeing--whether Rose's chances for induction have been dimmed further by his tax violations. "The IRS violations don't concern me. I'm only concerned with Pete Rose's baseball violations," said Jerome Holtzman, veteran baseball writer for the Chicago Tribune.
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June 23, 1999 | Associated Press
Fifty-one years after his death, Hack Wilson got another run batted in. Wilson's record for RBIs in one season was increased to 191 Tuesday by the commissioner's office. Recently retired Chicago Tribune baseball writer Jerome Holtzman, now baseball's historian, examined box scores and play-by-play accounts of each game of Wilson's record-setting season for the Chicago Cubs in 1930.
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July 31, 2001 | Larry Stewart
If it can be read, played, heard, observed, worn, viewed, dialed or downloaded, it's in play here. What: "SportsCenter Flashback: Black Sox Banned From Baseball" Where: ESPN Classic, today, 4 p.m. The story of Chicago White Sox players taking bribes from gamblers to throw the 1919 World Series has been well-chronicled, including in the book and movie, "Eight Men Out."
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August 11, 1998 | BILL SHAIKIN
What: The Commissioners: Baseball's Midlife Crisis by Jerome Holtzman Publisher: Total Sports Price: $22.95 In his history of the commissioner's office and the men that have filled it, Jerome Holtzman includes an excerpt from a New York Times analysis of one ousted commissioner: "He was more a victim than a failure. The office for which he was chosen was already an anachronism.
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August 7, 1990 | From Associated Press
It was a day for perspective, perhaps slightly altered by the moment. "Am I as good as a lot of pitchers here? Probably not," Jim Palmer said. "But I would have voted for myself." Said Joe Morgan: "Mays, Musial and Morgan in the same breath. I'm not sure I'll ever get used to that." It was a day for emotion. "She knew she was dying and said, 'I won't be in Cooperstown with you.' She's in my thoughts today," Jerome Holtzman said of a daughter who passed away in February. It was a day for wit.
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May 7, 2003 | From Associated Press
San Francisco closer Robb Nen will have season-ending shoulder surgery today to repair a partial tear to his right rotator cuff. "I was kind of expecting it," Manager Felipe Alou said. Nen's throwing shoulder has not responded to operations in November 2002 and April 18, followed by an extensive rehabilitation program. After his latest operation, he's expected to be ready for spring training in 2004. Team trainer Stan Conte said Nen is "incredibly upbeat....
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June 5, 1999 | MAL FLORENCE
Joe Lapointe of the New York Times on Dallas Star Coach Ken Hitchcock: "No other coach has reduced his weight from almost 500 pounds a decade ago to about half that today. "No other coach, especially one from Canada, has been known to dress up in the blue uniform of a Union soldier to participate in battlefield reenactments of the United States Civil War." Trivia time: What is the NBA record for points scored by a team in a playoff game?
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