Milt Dunnell passes at 102

A great legend in sports writing has passed at the ripe old age of 102.

He once stated he was surprised to live past 50!


He was one of my favourite sports writers. Head and shoulders above most of the ones we have today IMO.

Remember the name but not the specific writing of his. RIP for sure.

Imagine what a great sportswriting team there is up in heaven now...Jim Hunt, Milt Dunnell, Jim Coleman, and Dick Beddoes......

Milt Dunnell 102, Sports Journalist

Jan 04, 2008 01:03 AM
Dave Perkins Sports Reporter

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Beside his obituary there are links


On the occasion of Milt Dunnell's 100th birthday in 2005,
Bob Brehl, editor of The Best of Milt Dunnell, chose 10
of the legendary sports editor's finest Star columns

  • from Bobby Thomson's "shot heard round the world"

to the Thrilla in Manila.

I saw most of these great moments on TV

but he was there to witness them live
and got to interview the participants.

WOW! he had quite a life.

Canada-Russia hockey Summit (1972)

Argos win Grey Cup; Leon McQuay's famous fumble (1971)

Ali vs. Chuvalo in Toronto (1966)

Northern Dancer wins Kentucky Derby (1964)

Bobby Thomson's home run (1951)

Maple Leafs stopped from selling Frank Mahovlich (1966)

Blue Jays win first World Series title (1992)

Wayne Gretzky (1983)

The Thrilla in Manilla (1975)

Roberto Clemente (1972)