Relievers owe a debt to Holtzman's baseball vision
Updated: July 25, 2008, 6:56 PM ETBy Gene Wojciechowski | ESPN.com
I don't know if Jerome Holtzman was larger than life, but I do know life is smaller without him.He died last Saturday after an extra-inning illness, was buried this past Tuesday, and will be remembered by friends, colleagues, readers and fans Monday, Aug. 4 at the only place that makes sense. A baseball field. Holtzman, 81, was a cigar-chomping, suspenders-wearing Chicago baseball writer. He didn't aspire to more because that was more. A ballgame. Deadline. A story to ...
Read full story