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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Jerome Holtzman  

Pen Name: None


Audience: Adult;

Born: Chicago, Illinois

Died: 2008 in Evanston, Illinois

-- Jerome Holtzman on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

Jerome Holtzman was a baseball writer and columnist, beginning in 1957 for the Chicago Sun-Times, Chicago, Illinois.

Biographical and Professional Information

In addition to writing for the Chicago Sun Times Jerome Holtzman was also president and founder of Holtzman Press, Inc. Jerome Holtzman chronicled the baseball seasons of the Chicago White Sox and Cubs for more than 40 years at Chicago newspapers, beginning in 1957 as a beat writer at the Chicago Sun-Times and continuing in1981 as a columnist at The Chicago Tribune.

Published Works

  • Three and Two! The Autobiography of Tom Gorman, the Great Major League Umpire, Scribner, 1979
  • Fielder's Choice: An Anthology Of Baseball Fiction, Harvest Books, 1991
  • Babe Ruth's Own Book of Baseball, University of Nebraska Press, 1992
  • No Cheering in the Press Box, Henry Holt & Co, 1995
  • My Greatest Day in Baseball, Bison Books, 1996
  • Jack Brickhouse: A Voice for All Seasons, Contemporary Books, 1996
  • Chicago Cubs Encyclopedia, Temple University Press, 1997
  • The Commissioners: Baseball's Midlife Crisis, Total Sports, 1998
  • Al Lopez: The Life of Baseball's El Senor, McFarland & Company, 1999
  • The Chicago Cubs (Writing Baseball), Southern Illinois University Press, 2001
  • The Jerome Holtzman Baseball Reader, Triumph Books, 2003
  • Jerome Holtzman on Baseball, Sports Publishing LLC, 2005
  • ''Baseball, Chicago Style, Bonus Books, 2005

Selected Titles At Your Library

Three and two! /
ISBN: 0684161699. OCLC Number:

Scribner,. New York :. ©1979.

Fielder's choice /
ISBN: 0156306522. OCLC Number:

Harcourt Brace Jovanovich,. New York :. 1980, ©1979.

Babe Ruth's own book of baseball /
ISBN: 0803289391. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. ©1992.

No cheering in the press box /
ISBN: 080503823X. OCLC Number:

H. Holt,. New York :. 1995.

"Paul Gallico, Shirley Povich, Ford Frick, Red Smith, Jimmy Cannon: these are among the twenty-four sportswriters Jerome Holtzman interviewed, reporters who were most active in what's known as the Golden Age of Sports, the time between the two world wars when newspapers, not TV, re-created the drama of the boxing ring, the racetrack, and, above all, the baseball field. This revised and updated edition includes six previously unpublished chapters, offering more of the era's most famous sportswriters - Wendell Smith, Al Abrams, Fred Russell, Gene Kessler, Ray Gillespie, and Jim Schlemmer - and a new introduction by the great journalist himself. In their own casual, spicy words, these men give us their reminiscences and opinions - a collection that stands as a landmark of American oral history."--Jacket.

My greatest day in baseball :
ISBN: 0803263686. OCLC Number:

University of Nebraska Press,. Lincoln :. [1996], ©1945.

Presents forty-seven famous stars from the golden age of baseball relating their most unforgettable moments in the sport.

Jack Brickhouse :
ISBN: 0809232073. OCLC Number:

Contemporary Books,. Chicago :. ©1996.

"This authorized biography of Jack Brickhouse spans the Hall of Fame broadcaster's 60-year career, from his beginnings in Peoria, Illinois, to his broadcasts for the Chicago Bulls, Bears, and White Sox and his 40-year reign as the voice of the Chicago Cubs. Packed with one-of-a-kind stories from such Chicago icons as Ernie Banks, Irv Kupcinet, and Harry Caray as well as Brickhouse himself, this book also includes rare photos from Brickhouse's personal collection. The rich history of Chicago as well as the evolution of sports and broadcasting in the 20th century is interwoven with the entertaining chronicle of one man's extraordinary life."--Back cover.

The Chicago Cubs encyclopedia /
ISBN: 156639547X. OCLC Number:

Temple University Press,. Philadelphia :. 1997.

"For the last half century, since 1945 when they won their last pennant, the Chicago Cubs have often been characterized as "lovable losers." The Cubs set a record for consecutive second division finishes, 20. The Cubs have won 16 pennants, set the one-season major league record for victories, 116 in 1906, and are the only charter member of the National League to play in the same city, 121 years without interruption." "The Chicago Cubs Encyclopedia offers readers: over 500 photographs, including 16 pages in full color; complete statistics through the 1996 season on hitting streaks, ERA's, box scores, and trades; an all-time roster of managers, players, and position leaders; season-by-season descriptions; game highlights and great moments; 100 player profiles from Adrian Constantine Anson to Ryne Sandberg; the managerial strategies, the personalities, the honors, and the milestones; and an immense treasure trove of little known facts and surprising anecdotes."--Jacket.

The commissioners :
ISBN: 0965694941. OCLC Number:

Total Sports ;. New York :. ©1998.

Looks at the nine men who have held the position of commissioner of baseball, from Judge Landis to Bud Selig.

Al Lopez :
ISBN: 0786406569. OCLC Number:

McFarland & Co.,. Jefferson, N.C. :. ©1999.

The Chicago Cubs /
ISBN: 0809323680. OCLC Number:

Southern Illinois University Press,. Carbondale :. ©2001.

The Jerome Holtzman baseball reader /
ISBN: 1572434937. OCLC Number:

Triumph Books,. Chicago :. ©2003.

Jerome Holtzman on baseball :
ISBN: 158261976X. OCLC Number:

Sports Publishing,. Champaign, IL :. ©2005.

Baseball, Chicago style :
ISBN: 1566252334. OCLC Number:

Bonus Books,. Los Angeles :. ©2005.