Jimmy Cannon

Jimmy Cannon Somebody asked Edwin Pope about Red Smith Award winner Jimmy Cannon … "Nobody appointed me judge of such things but the informed consensus is that Jimmy Cannon is one of the three best sports columnists ever," said columnist Pope, the 1989 Smith award winner. "The o 

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George Solomon

George Solomon, whose career evolved from earning $5 for each of the stories he wrote for a Miami Beach newspaper while still in junior high school to heading The Washington Post’s sports department for the last 28 years, has won one of sports journalism’s highest honors, the Red Smith A 

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Dick Schaap awarded 2002 honor

Dick Schaap NEW YORK – Dick Schaap went about the business of journalism with a twinkle in his eye, never taking himself or his subject too seriously. He shunned pretense and embraced people, and it didn’t matter whether his subject was a pitcher or a president, a golfer or a governor. S 

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Steadman transcended the games

John Steadman The late John Steadman, a columnist for the Sun who wrote about the playing fields and people of Baltimore for a half-century, is the winner of the 2001 Red Smith Award for major contributions to sports journalism. Steadman, who wrote a column for the Sun until only weeks before his de 

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Izenberg’s memories are special

Jerry Izenberg When Jerry Izenberg heard the question, he cracked a joke. That’s just the way Jerry is. "My top-five memories?" he asked. "Discovery of fire? Refining of the wheel? Is that what you’re looking for?" Izenberg, the Star-Ledger’s sports columnist fo 

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‘Biggest honor’ for Globe’s Collins

With his colorful prose and trousers to match, Bud Collins has become synonymous with professional tennis. Now that he is the 1999 recipient of the Red Smith Award, Collins is synonymous with excellence in sports journalism. "It’s probably the biggest honor I’ve had," said Coll 

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