Long-time St. Louis Post-Dispatch Sports Editor Dies

1 decade 2 years 9 months ago Wednesday, April 05 2006 Apr 5, 2006 Wednesday, April 05, 2006 1:06:41 PM CDT April 05, 2006 in News
Bob Broeg joined the Post-Dispatch in July 1945 and was one of the earliest inductees in the writers wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame. He wrote 20 sports books, and was one of the newspaper's most prolific writers. Broeg counted St. Louis Cardinals legend Stan Musial and St. Louis native and sportscaster Joe Garagiola among his friends. Broeg helped Musial become known as "the Man." The Cardinals' traveling secretary told Broeg he'd heard Brooklyn Dodgers fans murmur "here comes the man" every time Musial came to bat at Ebbets Field. Funeral arrangements are pending at Kriegshauser Funeral Home in St. Louis.

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