Ron Fimrite

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Ron Fimrite
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Born January 6, 1931
Died April 30, 2010
Occupation humorist, historian, sportswriter and author

Ron Fimrite (January 6, 1931 – April 30, 2010) was an American humorist, historian, sportswriter and author who was best known for his writing for Sports Illustrated.[1]

Fimrite began his career at the Berkeley Gazette in 1955, moving to the San Francisco Chronicle. He was nicknamed, "The Sporting Tiger" and was part of a famous circle of San Francisco Chronicle columnists that included Herb Caen, Art Hoppe, Stanton Delaplane and Charles McCabe. He became a sports columnist for Sports Illustrated in 1971.[1] He authored numerous sports books including:


  • Golden Bears: A Celebration of Cal Football's Triumphs, Heartbreaks, Last-Second Miracles, Legendary Blunders and the Extraordinary People Who Made It All Possible, 2009
  • Winged O: The Olympic Club of San Francisco 1860-2009
  • Sports Illustrated: Moments of Glory: Unforgettable Games, 2000
  • The World Series: A History of Baseball’s Fall Classic 1993, 1996, 1999
  • A Series for the Fans: 1995 World Series
  • Birth of a Fan: A Collection of Original Works, 1993
  • Three Weeks in October, the 1989 World Series, and the Loma Prieta Earthquake
  • The Square: The Story of a Saloon, 1989


  1. ^ a b Paul Myerberg, "Ron Fimrite, Stylish Sportswriter, Dies at 79", The New York Times, May 14, 2010, [1].