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THE QUOTE: DICK SCHAAP

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Today’s quote comes from the legendary Dick Schaap. In his autobiography — Dick Schaap as told to Dick Schaap: 50 Years of Headlines, Deadlines and Punches — he wrote:

“I wanted to be a sportswriter because I loved sports and I could not hit the curve ball, the jump shot, or the opposing ball carrier.” – Dick Schaap

After Schaap’s death in 2001 famed journalist David Halberstam wrote: Dick was dramatically different. He was not just talented but sensitive, and he had something which would serve him well for the rest of his career — the gift of instant friendship. He reached out to a generation of young black athletes, some talented, some not-so-talented, at a time when few other reporters were doing it, and he brought to his reporting a sense of what it was like to be different.

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Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. In addition, I occasionally publish posts and podcasts related to sports media, journalism and technology impacting the industry. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.

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Freelance Sports Reporter

John Strubel

Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. In addition, I occasionally publish posts and podcasts related to sports media, journalism and technology impacting the industry. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.

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Hi. My name is John Strubel. Thanks for visiting my website. I write primarily about my passion: baseball. You can also connect with me on social media @johnstrubel.