Murray Olderman

About Murray Olderman

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For 35 years, his work was distributed to 750 daily newspapers by Newspaper Enterprise Association, a Scripps-Howard syndicate. He is also the author of 14 books, has contributed to all the major magazines. and his stories have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times and Miami Herald.

One of the leading national authorities on pro football, Olderman is past president of the Football Writers Association of America and the founder of the Jim Thorpe Trophy for the NFL's most valuable player and the Maurice Podoloff Trophy for the NBA‘s MVP. He received the Dick McCann Award as the outstanding pro football writer and the Bert McGrane Award for distinguished service by the FWAA. He was twice voted Sports Cartoonist of the Year by the National Cartoonists Society. He was inducted into the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame in 1993 and the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1997.

A native of Spring Valley, N.Y., he currently resides in Rancho Mirage, Calif. During World War ll, he received an infantry commission and served as an intelligence officer  in the European theater. In 1995-96, he was president of the California Alliance for the Mentally Ill. Olderman possesses degrees from three universities: Missouri (Bachelor of Journalism); Stanford (B.S. in Humanities); Northwestern (Masters in Journalism). At Stanford, he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Books by Murray Olderman:

Encyclopedia of Baseball (Thomas Nelson)
The Pro Quarterback (Prentice-Hall)
The Running Backs (Prentice-Hall)
The Defenders (Prentice-Hall)
Tennis Clinic (Hawthorn)
The Warrior Way (California Living Books)
49er Pro-Files (Murray Olderman)
Super! (Oakland Raiders)
Super!: Just Win, Baby (Los Angeles Raiders)
Starr : An Autobiography  (William Morrow)
Mingling with Lions (Seven Locks Press)
Angels in the Forest (iUniverse Books)
Just Win, Baby: the Al Davis Story (Triumph Books)
A Year Apart  (St. Johann Press)

  His nationally syndicated column and cartoons put Murray Olderman in close contact with outstanding figures in all sports  

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