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Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist, dies at 89

Dave Anderson, Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist, dies at 89

Dave Anderson, a genteel sportswriter whose elegant, descriptive prose won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary as a columnist for the New York Times, died Thursday. He was 89.

Anderson died at an assisted living facility in Cresskill, N.J., the Times said. He worked at the newspaper from 1966 to 2007.

An expert on baseball, the NFL, boxing and golf, Anderson wrote 21 books, received the 1994 Red Smith Award for outstanding contributions to sports journalism from the Associated Press Sports Editors and was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1990. He was known for his warmth to friends and strangers alike and his unflagging...

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