1990 – Dave Anderson
Born in Troy, New York, on May 6, 1929, The New York Times columnist Dave Anderson won the Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary in 1981. Anderson joined The Times as a general assignment sportswriter in 1966, before becoming a columnist at the paper in 1971. During his Illustrious career at The Times, Anderson has won many awards including his Pulitzer; the Red Smith Award for distinguished column writing, in 1994; the E.P. Dutton Award for best magazine sports story, in 1965; and has been named New York Sportswriter of the Year seven times. Before Joining The Times, he was a sportswriter at the Brooklyn Eagle until it folded in 1955, and then spent 11 years writing for the New York Journal-American. Along with his work as a newspaper reporter, Anderson has also written 21 books and over 350 magazine articles. Anderson was inducted into the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame on April 30 1990.