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Jerome Holtzman
Jerome Holtzman, baseball journalism's Hemingway, has passed away. Holtzman died in Evanston, Ill., at 81, leaving behind an empty seat in the press box as Major League Baseball's historian, and a 66-year unparalleled body of work that includes the 1974 breakthrough oral history of sportswriting, "No Cheering in The Press Box." It was during the 1959 season that Holtzman, ever the probing and visionary writer, created the first formula for relief pitcher "saves."   More >