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RIP Mel Durslag

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by HanSenSE, Jul 18, 2016.

  1. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    Veteran LA writer and columnist, most of it with the Herald Examiner.

    LA Times
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    I think we'd all be happy to have a 51-year career and live to be 95.

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  3. ChrisLong

    ChrisLong Well-Known Member

    There was an attempt 2 years ago by the L.A-Anaheim chapter of the BBWAA to get him into the baseball Hall of Fame wing, but it was unsuccessful (East Coast bias). He was very influential in helping to bring the Dodgers from Brooklyn. Mel was a wonderful gentleman who mentored young writers at the Herald Examiner or other papers. Experiencing Mel and Jim Murray going at it daily was a highlight of the younger days of my career. RIP, Mr. Durslag.
  4. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    When I was a kid I thought, "Now that's a sports writer's name."

    Just sounded very Oscar Madison-ish.
  5. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    To be fair here, Durslag was last in a three-writer ballot by a huge margin: 258-115-74. The guy who got in was Roger Angell. Durslag wasn't close to being in Angell's league. I was surprised he didn't get more votes than Furman Bisher, though.
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