ANGELL OF THE MOURNING
Stalwart The New Yorker essayist Roger Angell has died aged 101. Seemingly predisposed to his career (his mother was the magazine’s first fiction editor and his stepfather was E. B. White), he stood firm through nepotism mutterings to prove his own merits as a writer and editor. He particularly flourished as a baseball sportswriter, where his passionate essays are considered by journos as among the very best on the sport. The Baseball Writers’ Association of America awarded him with the BBWAA Career Excellence Award in 2014, the first time that a recipient was never a member of the BBWAA itself. Sort of an antithesis to the nepotism worries at the start of his career! Gray Panthers hits a unique home run.
19 September 1920 – 20 May 2022, aged 101
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