NSMA Hall of Famer Anderson Dies


Dave Anderson, elected to the NSMA Hall of Fame in 1990, has died at the age of 89 according to the New York Times, the newspaper for which he wrote.

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 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. He was named NSMA's 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 also wrote more than 20 books and 350 magazine articles. Anderson was inducted into the National Sportswriters and Sportscasters Hall of Fame on April 30 1990.

New York Times obituary

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