Jim Murray (writer)

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Jim Murray

After Jim Murray graduated from Trinity College he immediately joined the Hartford Times, beginning a 55 year career covering sports.

Moving to the Los Angeles Times in 1958, Murray cemented his reputation as one of the nation's greatest sportswriters. Covering several sports, including the Dodgers, Murray was named national sportswriter of the year fourteen times by the NSSA. He combined perceptive analysis with a great deal of humor.

After suffering vision problems, Murray retired from writing in the early 1980s. He returned, writing columns, in 1982.

In 1990, Murray became only the third sportswriter to win the Pulitzer Prize. He also won the Red Smith Award from the Associated Press Sports Editors. Murray was honored by the Hall of Fame with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in 1987.

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