Over time: my life as a sportswriter by frank deford (atlantic monthly press 2012)(biography) is a collection of highlight stories from his long years as a sportswriter he grinds no axe in this book with the possible exception of joe dimaggio. Norman mailer, sportswriter neither papa at his best nor the new yorker’s aj liebling nor the great red smith nor anyone else ever heavyweight title for more than 12 years and was. Red smith on baseball pays tribute to the writer and his very best articles in what could easily be called one of the best essays on baseball ever written red smith on baseball is as essential to a good sports library as any single book can be. Later renowned for its satirical examination of politics, sports, and popular culture, the weekly that red smith, the pulitzer prize-winning sportswriter, ranked just above bread, and slightly below whiskey, as a necessity in his home, attracted politicians, intellectuals, and plain folk across kentucky and the nation. I cared a whole lot more about red smith than i did hogan, but i wanted to see them both i saw hogan on the range hitting balls, and i went in to what at that time was a quonset hut, which served as the press center.
More than 100 cover stories he has a fascination with race in america he began working on a book about the harlem globetrotters and was confident he could sell it to a publisher. There is truly no person that has ever deserved to be called a writer more than red smith as a man who loved and believed in the art of writing, he once stated, “all you do is sit down and open a vein and bleed it out drop by drop” (schmuhl xx. Deford and red smith are the only authors with more than one piece in the best american sportswriting of the century, edited by david halberstam for his radio and tv work, deford has won both an emmy and a george foster peabody award. Used bookstore finds revealed stories about fishing in door county by red smith, in red smith on fishing, 1963 and the red smith reader, 1982 smith and his family spent his july vacation in door county in the 1940s, ‘50s and ‘60s until the sportswriter’s father, walter, moved from sturgeon bay to florida.
Walter wellesley red smith (september 25, 1905 – january 15, 1982) was an american sportswriter smith’s journalistic career spans over five decades and his work influenced an entire generation of writers. Red got me credentials that said “red smith – new york times” and he got me a seat in the press box it was zero degrees, and my seat was in the unheated press box, and his was in the normal press box. Red smith: more than just a sportswriter filed under: term papers tagged with: writing the brilliance in his work was never more evident than his essay, “when i was an athlete” in this essay, he pulled together all of the great things that smith is known for, most notably his humor, strong sense of perspective, and use of metaphors. “writing is easy you just open a vein and bleed“, a saying attributed to red smith, a famed sportswriter for the new york timesthe guy in the graphic, who’s drooling all those yards of paper, knows what mr smith meant.
Smith, red to absent friends from red smith new york: atheneum, 1982 pp xxv, 478 $1795 (cloth) his given name was walter, but to more than a generation of newspaper readers he was known simply as red smith for 37 years, from 1945 until his death in january 1982 at age 76, red smith’s sports column appeared in a a rare honor for a. Without further preamble from me, here's red smith i never felt that i was a bug-eyed fan as such i wasn't one of those who dreamed of being a sportswriter and going around the country traveling with ball players and getting into the games free and, oh, dear diary, what a break. Red smith: more than just a sportswriter gym class as a freshman in college red smith’s background, experiences, and writing style propelled him to be one of the greatest. In the college textbook ''a quarto of modern literature,'' between an essay by winston churchill and a short story by dylan thomas, there is an example of spot-news reporting by red smithit is a.
Collection of red smith's baseball writings, it is remarkable to realize just how many of his lines and phrases you recognize of course, when smith was a sportswriter, the sports page often contained the best writing in the paper. Talk:red smith (sportswriter) --you just open a vein and bleeed, which is commonly attributed to a variety of writers but whose source may well be smith, although he did not use those exact words the quote is all the more meaningful because it came from someone who was far more than just a sportswriter suggesting that smith, who was. Discover red smith famous and rare quotes share red smith quotations about sports, writing and baseball i know i have grown more liberal as i've grown older i certainly admire the pure, crystal stream of his prose when i was very young as a sportswriter i knowingly and unashamedly imitated others i had a series of heroes who would.
''red smith on baseball'' intends to represent smith in five decades, the 1940's through the 80's, but it really is about one special period in baseball, the late 40's and the 50's -- two-thirds of the columns are from that period, a time when newspapers were more important in the world of media than they are now and baseball was more important. Sportswriter red smith spent nearly 50 years writing newspaper sports columns and he was one of the best at it bill talks with dan okrent, who edited a new anthology of the legend's work. First, i salute david for this beautiful essay there is no doubt that he could have been a great sportswriter, and as this piece shows, it's not too late either i have been inspired to offer a few thoughts first, as the editors of the ny times have themselves acknowledged, a weakness of the paper has always been the failure to develop a really good sports section. Red smith: more than just a sportswriter essay red smith : more than just a sportswriter there is truly no person that has ever deserved to be called a writer more than red smith as a man who loved and believed in the art of writing, he once stated, “all you do is sit down and open a vein and bleed it out drop by drop” (schmuhl xx.