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About Dave Anderson


By George Solomon

Dave Anderson, 89, was born in Troy, N.Y., moving with his family as a boy to Brooklyn, N.Y., and graduating from Xavier High School in Manhattan in 1947. He graduated from College of the Holy Cross in 1951 and began his newspaper career with the Brooklyn Eagle covering the Brooklyn Dodgers. He later worked for the New York Journal-American before joining The New York Times in 1966. Both the Eagle and Journal-American no longer exist.

He won the Pulitzer Prize in 1981 for commentary, as well as the Red Smith award from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association in 1994 for contributions to sports journalism and the Dick Schaap award in 2005 for outstanding Journalism. He was inducted into the National Sports Writers and Sportscasters Hall of Fame in 1990.

Anderson, who lives in Tenafly, N.J., wrote occasional columns for The Times even though he officially retired from the newspaper in 2007.

Anderson died Oct. 4, 2018.

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