1991 – Blackie Sherrod
Born in Belton, Texas, on November 9, 1919, Texas sportswriting legend Blackie Sherrod had an outstanding 60 year career as a sportswriter. During which he was named Texas Sportswriter of the Year 16 times, and was awarded the Red Smith Award for lifetime achievement. Sherrod’s career began at the Temple Daily Telegram, in 1946, after he returned from service in the Pacific during World War II. A year later he moved to the Fort Worth Presswhere he worked as a sportswriter for 10 years. Then in 1958, Sherrod went to work for the Dallas Times Heraldwhere he served as a columnist and sports editor. While at the Times Herald, he also covered major non sporting events including President Kennedy’s assassination and the Apollo moon landing. In 1984, Sherrod moved to theDallas Morning News, where he worked until his retirement in 2003. For his outstanding contributions as a sportswriter, Sherrod was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame on April 29, 1991.