By Ed Odeven
TOKYO (Sept. 1, 2014) — During Ron Rapoport’s long, distinguished career in sports journalism, his work has been showcased by some of the biggest U.S. news outlets.
He was a sports columnist at the Chicago Sun-Times and Los Angeles Daily News, a sportswriter for the Los Angeles Times and an NPR commentator for “Weekend Edition.” He also wrote for The Associated Press, while he was based in New York and San Francisco.
His books include “The Immortal Bobby: Bobby Jones’ and the Golden Age of Golf, (in 2008),” “Betty Garrett and Other Songs: A Life on Stage and Screen (1999),” which he co-authored with Garrett, and “Love in the NBA: A Player’s Uninhibited Diary (1975),” which he collaborated on with Stan Love. He wrote “Covering the Bases: The Most Unforgettable Moments in Baseball in the Words of the Writers and Broadcasters Who (1997)” with Benedict Cosgrove, and…
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