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RIP John Leptich

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by AllenCone, Jul 6, 2010.

  1. AllenCone

    AllenCone New Member

    John Leptich died of bone cancer on Monday.

    He most recently was a sports writer/copy editor at the East Valley Tribune. Before that he was a sports writer at the Chicago Tribune. He covered schools and the Sting (soccer) besides working on the desk.

    He also was a sports memorabilia buff. In fact, his biggest story involved a Nolan Ryan card bought for a few dollars by a boy. He even appeared on Nightline to talk about this article.

  2. Clerk Typist

    Clerk Typist Guest

    Sad news. John livened up many a press box, and many a story.
  3. Rambler

    Rambler Member

    John was a good man and a terrific friend.
  4. AllenCone

    AllenCone New Member

    Here is the obituary on John in the East Valley Tribune:


  5. A baseball card-savy kid bought a $1,200 Nolan Ryan rookie card off an unsuspecting clerk who mistagged the card for $12.
    It was a good story.
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