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Jerome Holtzman
December 11, 1926 - July 19, 2008
Chicago, IL


CHICAGO (AP) — Jerome Holtzman, a longtime baseball writer who made the Hall of Fame, created the saves rule and later became Major League Baseball's official historian, has died. He was 81.
Holtzman died Saturday in Evanston, according to a release from the Chicago White Sox.
Holtzman won the J.G. Spink Award, an award given annually to the one baseball writer . . .

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Tuesday, August 12, 2008 10:25 AM
Jerome was a generous and supportive colleague. We got to the Tribune sports department the same year, but of course he was Jerome Holtzman. I had to buy the books, but I got to spend a lot of memorable afternoons ...

Steve Daley
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