Long-time Detroit baseball writer retiring after 29 years on the beat

Best wishes to John Lowe, the excellent baseball writer for the Detroit Free-Press, who is moving on after the World Series.

Lowe served 29 years on the beat, which is the equivalent of 129 years in real life. Yet you would be hard-pressed to find someone who looked forward more to the next game on the schedule.

Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote:

“John told our Jon Paul Morosi –€“ one of the many young writers he mentored –€“ that the decision was his alone. Of course it was. He is retiring at the peak of his powers. John still can write an evocative game story, a lost art in today’€™s Internet age. And at a time when the beat is for much younger men, his ability to connect the present to the past was unmatched among us. … I can only hope the Baseball Writers Association of America votes John its highest honor, the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, for meritorious contributions to baseball writing. Rarely will it be more deserved.”


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