Dave Anderson

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Dave Anderson
Class of 2008
Observer Category
Hall of Fame bio:click


  • Born May 6, 1929 in Troy, NY
  • Earned a BA degree in English Literature from Holy Cross College in Worcester, MA in 1951
  • Began his career as a sports writer at the Brooklyn Eagle
  • Was a member of the sports staff at the New York Journal American for 11 years
  • Began working at The New York Times in 1966 as a general assignment sports reporter and since November 1971 has been a sports columnist
  • Earned the 1981 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary for his sports column
  • Earned the 1994 Associated Press Sports Editors Red Smith Award for distinguished sports column writing
  • Won the E.P. Dutton Award for best magazine sports story for his True magazine article, “The Longest Day of Sugar Ray.” in 1965
  • Won the E.P. Dutton Award for best sports feature story of the year for a piece on heavyweight champion Joe Frazier in 1972
  • The Boxing Writer's Association of America awarded Anderson with the 1973 Nat Fleischer Award for excellence in boxing journalism
  • A prolific writer, Anderson has authored 21 books, including Sugar Ray and In The Corner, and written more than 350 magazine articles
  • Anderson's work has also appeared in many anthologies including The Grantland Rice Prize Sports Stories and Sports Classics.