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The W - Baseball - RIP: Jerome Holtzman
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http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/news;_ylt=AnQszdGT6y0xoZ33ZK2adeoRvLYF?slug=ap-obit-holtzman&prov=ap&type=lgns

Age 82.

In addition to being a longtime writer at the Tribune, he invented the save. He was also later baseball's official historian.

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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?



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I wouldn't be surprised if he didn't make an appearance on that show.

He would have fit right in with Gleason and Jauss.



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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.
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Red Foley, incidentally, does NOT have a Wikipedia entry. Someone should do something about that.
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