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Robert Addie (February 6, 1910 – January 18, 1982) was an American sportswriter who covered baseball for The Washington Post and Washington Times-Herald. Addie was known for his clean style, hilarious anecdotes, unabashed sentiment, red socks and dark glasses.Template:Http://sabr.org/node/28455 He never missed a day on the Washington Senators' beat for 20 years until the team left town in 1971. Addie was presented with the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers Association of America in 1981. Bob covered the PGA after baseball moved from Washington. Bob wrote many articles for the Post after his retirement from the paper in 1977. He wrote a book about his sportswriting career entitled Sportswriter which was published in 1980.
Addie, Bob. Sports Writer (Lanham Maryland: Accent, 1980).
The Sporting News
Bob Addie file, Baseball Hall of Fame Library
Telephone interview, Kim Addonizio
Thanks to Kim Addonizio and Bill Francis (Baseball Hall of Fame Library) for their assistance.
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