Jerome Holtzman (December 11, 1926 – July 19, 2008 ) was an award-winning baseball writer and had been the official historian for Major League Baseball from 1999 until his death.
Death of Jerome Holtzman
On July 15th, 2008, Jerome Holtzman suffered a massive stroke in Evanston, Illinois. He died on July 19th, 2008 in Illinois.
Holtzman wrote for his hometown papers in Chicago for over 50 years. Beginning as a copyboy at the Chicago Daily News in 1943, Holtzman wrote for the paper through its merger with the Chicago Sun. In 1999, Holtzman retired as a newspaper writer and was named as the official historian of Major League Baseball. He wrote occasional columns on the mlb.com website. Holtzman has written or edited more than a dozen books, including the critically acclaimed No Cheering in the Press Box, a collection of interviews with 18 sportswriters that was published in 1974.