Tommy Holmes (sportswriter)

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Tommy Holmes
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Born(1903-11-05)November 5, 1903
Brooklyn, New York
Died March 25, 1975(1975-03-25) (aged 71)
Brooklyn, New York
Nationality American
Occupation Sportswriter & author
Years active 1924–1957
Awards J. G. Taylor Spink Award

Thomas Holmes (November 5, 1903 – March 25, 1975) [1] was an American sports writer who covered the Brooklyn Dodgers for the Brooklyn Eagle and the New York Herald-Tribune from 1924 to 1957.

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Holmes, who only had one arm, died in March 1975 at age 71; he was survived by his wife and a son. [2] [3]

He was posthumously awarded the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, announced in 1979 and inducted in 1980. [4]

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References

  1. Burgess, Bill (February 21, 2007). "Thomas Holmes---AKA Tommy Holmes". baseball-fever.com. Retrieved June 14, 2018.
  2. "Ex-Sports Writer Tommy Holmes Dies". Hartford Courant . Hartford, Connecticut. AP. March 27, 1975. p. 62. Retrieved June 14, 2018 via newspapers.com.
  3. Smith, Red (March 29, 1975). "On Tommy Holmes". The Berkshire Eagle . Pittsfield, Massachusetts. p. 18. Retrieved June 14, 2018 via newspapers.com.
  4. "Two share Spinks Award". The Daily Reporter . Greenfield, Indiana. UPI. November 28, 1979. p. 12. Retrieved June 14, 2018 via newspapers.com.

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