I thought maybe I remembered him from "The Sportswriters on TV", but the record shows otherwise. So I must remember him for his contributions to Baseball Digest back in the day. I think it was Steve Stone who suggested that every closer in the game should give Holtzman a 10% commission.
And please, keep LaTroy Hawkins away from the casket when it's time to pick pallbearers?
I don't know too much about Holtzman, but it is interesting to note that he passed just over a week after another notable baseball historian, Red Foley. Without these two, the way we take note of stats in baseball and the importance we give them would be very different.
Could he be the greatest Expo pitcher ever? Just look at these stats and you be the judge! (I am joking.) Hard to believe he ONLY made $70K in 1989. More on Johnson's long, long career over at The Baseball Reference (baseball-reference.com).