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Which sports writers won Pulitzer Prizes?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by Versatile, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I'm compiling a list mostly out of curiosity, and figured maybe you guys could help and see if I missed anyone.

    1935: William H. Taylor, New York Herald Tribune

    1956: Arthur Daley, New York Times

    1976: Red Smith, New York Times
    1981: David Anderson, New York Times
    1990: Jim Murray, Los Angeles Times

    1981: Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe, Arizona Daily Star

    1986: Jeffrey A. Marx and Michael M. York, Lexington Herald-Leader

    1997: Lisa Pollak, Baltimore Sun

    2000: George Dohrmann, St. Paul Pioneer Press

    I'm not including guys like Jimmy Breslin or J.R. Moehringer, who won for something other than their sports writing.

    I suppose you could quibble about Pollak's inclusion as her winning story was a profile of a man (John Hirschbeck) who just happened to be a major league umpire.
  2. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    1935 William H. Taylor of New York Herald Tribune
    For his series of articles on the international yacht races.

  3. MankyJimy

    MankyJimy Active Member

    2011: Jon Saraceno, USA Today
  4. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Thanks. I went back and looked over other now-defunct awards and added Clark Hallas and Robert B. Lowe of The Arizona Daily Star, who won for an investigation into U of A athletics.

    It's a shame the list appears to be so limited. Had, say, the Explanatory Journalism category existed today, I think Alan Schwarz's pieces on concussions for The New York Times would surely stand a good shot of winning.
  5. Frank_Ridgeway

    Frank_Ridgeway Well-Known Member

    They were not employed in the sports department, however.
  6. Bob Slydell

    Bob Slydell Active Member

    Don't think the Herald Leader guys were, either. Just news reporters. I'm pretty sure they kept Tipton away from that stuff so he could just focus on basketball.

    But I could be wrong. I was 14 when all that was going on.
  7. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    News reporters or not, they won Pulitzers for sports reporting. I know what you guys are saying in that there is a difference, though.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Let's see. It's 1935. The Depression. The rise of Hitler and the war clouds of WW2. And the prize for reporting went to the yacht racing writer? He must've been really good.
  9. Steak Snabler

    Steak Snabler Well-Known Member

    Maybe the yacht racing involved dodging German U-boats in Long Island Sound ...
  10. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    If yacht racing involved the boats getting torpedoed if they got off course, I would watch.
  11. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    All the reporters must have been furloughed for much of the Depression.
  12. HanSenSE

    HanSenSE Well-Known Member

    "You only write about us when we might get blown up by the enemy."
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