H. G. Salsinger
|Born|| April 10, 1885 |
|Died||November 27, 1958 73) (aged|
|Employer||The Detroit News|
|Awards||J. G. Taylor Spink Award (1968)|
Harry George Salsinger (April 10, 1885 – November 27, 1958) was an American sportswriter who served as sports editor of The Detroit News for 49 years.
Salsinger was born in Springfield, Ohio.In 1907, he started writing for The Cincinnati Post .
In 1909, Salsinger began working at The Detroit News as sports editor, a position he held until his death in 1958.He covered 50 World Series, two Olympic Games, and many other sports including football, golf, tennis, and boxing. Salsinger was also a president of both the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), and the Football Writers Association of America. Salsinger retired in January 1958 and died 10 months later at Henry Ford Hospital following a long illness.
Salsinger was married to Gladys E. Salsinger. They had a son, Harry G. Salsinger Jr., born in October 1919.At the time of the 1920 United States Census, Salsinger lived with his wife and son at 244 Pingree Avenue in Detroit.
In 1968, the BBWAA posthumously awarded Salsinger the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for his baseball writing.He was inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.
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Charles Leonard Gehringer, nicknamed "The Mechanical Man", was an American professional baseball second baseman, coach, general manager, and team vice president, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Detroit Tigers for 19 seasons (1924–1942). He was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1949.
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Elections to the Baseball Hall of Fame for 1969 followed the system reintroduced in 1968. The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted once by mail to select from recent major league players and elected two, Roy Campanella and Stan Musial. The Veterans Committee met in closed sessions to consider executives, managers, umpires, and earlier major league players. It selected two players, Stan Coveleski and Waite Hoyt. A formal induction ceremony was held in Cooperstown, New York, on July 28, 1969, with Commissioner of Baseball Bowie Kuhn presiding.
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Events from the year 1951 in Michigan.