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Dave Anderson (Sportswriter) Biography, Wiki, Wife, Children, Education, Death and Cause, Awards and Honors

Dave Anderson, American sportswriter and winner of a Pulitzer Prize Dies

Dave Anderson Biography

Dave Anderson Bio

Dave Anderson was born on 6th May 1929 and died on 4th October 2018. He was an American sportswriter based in New York City. He won a Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary on sporting events in 1981. Anderson was the author of 21 books and more than 350 magazine articles.
Dave Anderson Age He was born on 8th  February 1977 (age 41) in Brockton, Massachusetts, U.S.
Dave Anderson Died “Pooch” Marion Hall
Marion Hall
Dave Anderson Wife Maureen (Young) Anderson, died in 2014.
Dave Anderson Children two sons Stephen and Mark; two daughters, Jo and Jean-Marie Anderson

Dave Anderson Early Life and Education

After he graduated in 1947 from Xavier High School, an elite Jesuit preparatory school in New York City. He attended the College of the Holy Cross in Massachusetts, graduating in 1951.

Anderson wrote for some New York papers. He covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle, before moving to the New York Journal-American in 1955, and later to The New York Times in 1966. In 1965, he won the E.P. Dutton Award for the best magazine sports story for “The Longest Day of Sugar Ray,” which appeared in True magazine. He also received the Dick McCann Memorial Award from the Pro Football Hall of Fame for career excellence covering football. In 1972, he won the E.P. Dutton Award for the best sports feature story of the year, the return of the heavyweight champion Joe Frazier to his Beaufort, South Carolina hometown (he won a Page One Award for the same story.) In 1974, he won the Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism.

Anderson was given a column at the Times in 1971. In 1973, he collaborated with Miami Dolphin football players Larry Csonka and Jim Kiick in publishing a book, Always on the Run.

Anderson resided in Tenafly, New Jersey.

Dave Anderson Awards and honors

  • 1981, he became the second sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary.
  • 1994 Anderson was the winner of the Associated Press Sports Editors (APSE) Red Smith Award for distinguished sports column writing. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in Salisbury, N.C.
  • 1990, He joined three other former “Sports of The Times,” columnists—Red Smith, Arthur Daley, and John Kieran.
  • 2005, he received the Dick Schaap Award for Outstanding Journalism. Anderson was inducted in the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2006.
  • 2014, he was honored with the PEN/ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing.

Dave Anderson Death and Cause

Mr. Anderson died on 4th October 2018. His death, at an assisted living center, was announced by his son Stephen. Mr. Anderson had lived for many years in Tenafly, N.J. Mr. Anderson is survived two sons Stephen and Mark; two daughters, Jo and Jean-Marie Anderson; three grandchildren; and one great-grandson. His wife of 60 years, Maureen (Young) Anderson, died in 2014.


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