Red Smith Award

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The Red Smith Award is awarded by the Associated Press Sports Editors for outstanding contributions to sports journalism since 1981. The award is traditionally announced in April and the winner receives the award in June at the annual APSE convention.It has been awarded annually at the APSE convention since 1981. Unlike many journalism awards, it is open to both writers and editors. The award has been given posthumously twice.

Award Winners[edit]

The Sporting News[edit]

Year Recipient Publication
1981 Red Smith New York Times
1982 Jim Murray Los Angeles Times
1983 Shirley Povich Washington Post
1984 Fred Russell Nashville Banner
1985 Blackie Sherrod Dallas Morning News
1986 Si Burick Dayton Daily News
1987 Will Grimsley Associated Press
1988 Furman Bisher Atlanta Journal-Constitution
1989 Edwin Pope Miami Herald
1990 Dave Smith Dallas Morning News
1991 Dave Kindred National Sports Daily
1992 Ed Storin Miami Herald
1993 Tom McEwen Tampa Tribune
1994 Dave Anderson New York Times
1995 Richard Sandler Newsday
1996 Bill Dwyre Los Angeles Times
1997 Jerome Holtzman Chicago Tribune
1998 Sam Lacy Baltimore Afro-American
1999 Bud Collins Boston Globe
2000 Jerry Izenberg Newark Star-Ledger
2001 John Steadman Baltimore Sun
2002 Dick Schaap ESPN "The Sports Reporters"
2003 George Solomon Washington Post
2004 Jimmy Cannon New York City columnist
2005 Mary Garber Winston-Salem Journal
2006 Joe McGuff Kansas City Star
2007 Van McKenzie Orlando Sentinel
2008 W.C. Heinz New York Sun
2009 Vince Doria ESPN
2010 Mitch Albom Detroit Free Press
2011 William H. "Bill" Millsaps, Jr. Richmond Times-Dispatch
2012 Frank Deford Sports Illustrated
2013 Dan Jenkins Sports Illustrated
2014 Wendell Smith Pittsburgh Courier, Chicago Herald-American, Chicago Sun-Times
2015 Bob Ryan The Boston Globe
2016 Leigh Montville The Boston Globe, Sports Illustrated
2017 Henry Freeman USA Today