Harry George "H.G." Salsinger (April 10, 1885 - November 1958) was sports editor of [1 ] for 49 years. The Detroit News
Salsinger was born in Ohio in 1885. In 1907, he started writing for
. The Cincinnati Post [2 ]
In 1909, Salsinger began working at
The Detroit News as sports editor, a position he held until his death in 1958. He covered 50 [3 ] World Series, two Olympic Games, and many other sports including football, golf, tennis, and boxing. Salsinger was also a president of both the [3 ] Baseball Writers Association of America, and the [4 ] Football Writers Association of America. Salsinger retired in January 1958 and died 10 months later at [5 ] Henry Ford Hospital following a long illness. [6 ] [7 ]
Salsinger was married to Gladys E. Salsinger. They had a son, Harry G. Salsinger, Jr., born in approximately 1920. At the time of the
1920 United States Census, Salsinger lived with his wife and son at 244 Pingree Avenue in Detroit. [8 ]
In 1968, the Baseball Writers Association of American posthumously awarded Salsinger the
J. G. Taylor Spink Award for his baseball writing. He was inducted into the [9 ] Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002. [10 ] [11 ]
Selected works [ edit ]
The day Johnny Bassler stole home, 1923 (reprinted in , October 1955) Baseball Digest
Cobb dominated baseball with his keen mind and a will to succeed, , November 2, 1924 (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 33–37) The Detroit News
Lustrous Lenglen ( Suzanne Lenglen), , February 5, 1927, p. 7 The Dearborn Independent
Chilled Drama: Streaks on Ice (speed skating), The Dearborn Independent, February 1927, p. 7
New Idols for the Gallery: The Slashing Game (ice hockey), The Dearborn Independent, February 26, 1927, p. 7
Courage and Endurance -- Matters of Stomach Not of Heart, The Dearborn Independent, March 5, 1927, p. 12
The Weiser Typhoon - Old Barney ( Walter Johnson), The Dearborn Independent, April 9, 1927, p. 14
The Gate God Ruth ( Babe Ruth), The Dearborn Independent, April 23, 1927, p. 7
He Made a Man's Game out of Tennis ( Bill Tilden), The Dearborn Independent, May 29, 1927, p. 7
The Weiser Typhoon - Old Barney ( Walter Johnson), The Dearborn Independent, April 9, 1927, p. 14 Playing for Community (on
Hank Greenberg's decision to play on Rosh Hashanah), The Detroit News, September 11, 1934
Rogell gets it going with defense ( Billy Rogell), The Detroit News, September 11, 1935 (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 114–115)
Cochrane owned Detroit in 1935 ( Mickey Cochrane), The Detroit News, August 7, 1938 (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 116–117)
Mullin was a brainiac on the mound ( George Mullin), The Detroit News, January 10, 1944 (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 174–175)
Goslin brought attitude then a title ( Goose Goslin), The Detroit News (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 156–157)
Trick Schedule Tunes Out Radio, Baseball Digest, July 1945
Speed Doesn't Count at Night, Baseball Digest, May 1947
It's Howt-a-man ( Art Houtteman), Baseball Digest, February 1948
Groth Good, But He Still Must Grow-eth ( Johnny Groth), Baseball Digest, January 1949
The All-Time Tigers, Baseball Digest, February 1949
Mr. Consistency Enters the Hall ( Charlie Gehringer, Baseball Digest, July 1949
Speaking Up for Speaker ( Tris Speaker, Baseball Digest, August 1949
Synonymitis (1950 Epidemic), Baseball Digest, July 1950
American League's All-Timers, Baseball Digest, August 1950
Trout Was Always Loose ( Dizzy Trout, Baseball Digest, November 1950
Heilmann was a magician at bat ( Harry Heilmann), The Detroit News, July 10, 1951 (reprinted in "They Earned Their Stripes", pp. 112–113)
Minor Whiz, Major Wheeze ( Ox Eckhardt, Baseball Digest, July 1951
Eight-Inning Winner ( Hooks Dauss, Baseball Digest, August 1951
Greatest Pitcher? Waddell! ( Rube Waddell, Baseball Digest, September 1951
It's a National League Year, Baseball Digest, September 1951
Bobo and His Short Story ( Bobo Newsom), Baseball Digest, October 1952
Perfect Average System Unlikely, Baseball Digest, February 1953
Diamond Odds Against Grid Stars, Baseball Digest, April 1953
The Passing of a Symbol ( Connie Mack), Baseball Digest, April 1956
Dugout Dictionary, Baseball Digest, January 1957
What a Scout Looks for in a Boy, Baseball Digest, June 1957
References [ edit ]
^ Draft registration card dated September 12, 1918, completed by Harry George Salsinger, sports editor of the Evening News Association. Ancestry.com. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 [database on-line]. Registration Location: Wayne County, Michigan; Roll: 2023958; Draft Board: 5
^ "H.G. Salsinger". BaseballLibrary.com . Retrieved 2007-01-06.
^ a b Twentyman, Tim (2008-01-31). "Michigan's Finest: Profiles of Previous Inductees: H. G. Salsinger". The Detroit News . Retrieved 2008-02-20.
^ "1968 J. G. Taylor Spink Award WINNER HARRY SALSINGER". National Baseball Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2007-08-17 . Retrieved 2007-07-08.
^ "Salsinger Heads Football Writers". Sunday Herald. August 6, 1950.
^ "H.G. Salsinger". The New York Times. November 28, 1958.
^ "SALSINGER, 'OLD PRO' OF SPORTS WRITERS, DIES". Chicago Daily Tribune. November 28, 1958.
^ Census entry for Harry Salsinger and family. Ancestry.com. 1920 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Census Place: Detroit Ward 4, Wayne, Michigan; Roll: T625_805; Page: 1B; Enumeration District: 152; Image: 1072.
^ Spoelstra, Watson (1968-11-02). "Salsinger, Ex-Detroit Sports Expert, Wins Spink Award". . p. 28. Sporting News
^ "Salsinger was special to sports". The Detroit News. December 14, 2001.
^ "Sports editor taught columnist valuable lesson: Get it in writing". The Detroit News. December 12, 2001.