View Full Version : RIP Larry Whiteside

06-16-2007, 12:11 PM
Larry Whiteside the longtime Red Sox beat reporter for the Boston Globe passed away on Friday. He was the Jackie Robinson of baseball writers.

one of best deadline writers who ever lived..

he wrote the following in less than 20 minutes to make the Sunday paper
http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/playoffs04/1986_playoffs/ws_game6_soxmets/?page=full (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/playoffs04/1986_playoffs/ws_game6_soxmets/?page=full)

RIP Sides :whiner:

Mr. Whiteside, who died at age 69 yesterday at Kindred Hospital-Boston in Brighton after a lengthy illness, was hired by the Globe in 1973 and quickly became the only African-American reporter covering a major league baseball team on a daily basis for a major

Larry Whiteside; Globe writer aided other black journalists (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/06/16/larry_whiteside_globe_writer_aided_other_black_jou rnalists/)

SHAUGHNESSY: 'Sides' was one of a kind (http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/articles/2007/06/16/sides_was_one_of_a_kind)


In the middle of the Celtics game, the scoreboard flashed this message: "Roger Clemens has 12 strikeouts after five innings."

At the Garden, former Globe sports editor Vince Doria took note of the news, turned to Sides, and said, "Weren't you over at Fenway earlier?"

"Yeah," said Larry. "But he only had five strikeouts when I left."

That was after two innings. Veteran reporter Larry Whiteside was not easily impressed.