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Litwin’s Hall of Fame Speech

To comment: I was inducted into the South Jersey Baseball Hall of Fame on Nov. 26, 2011. A number of readers have asked that I post my acceptance speech. While there were “on the fly” changes, here is the essence of my comments: Congratulations to all of the inductees, the All-South Jersey team, scholarship […]

Disturbing week

[To comment:] With the losses of Andy Rooney and the champ, Joe Frazier, and the horrendous news coming out of State College, last week was a “down” week for many.  I have communicated with many reporters and with my students — even devoting classes to the Penn State case study and how NOT to approach a […]

Hot Stovers add seven to its Hall of Fame

Below is the “actual” news release.To comment:   Contact:   Bill Wagner   President   Hot Stovers Club of South Jersey   (856) 767-7170   Dave Townsend   (856) 424-8545                or   Larry Litwin – 856-767-7730 –       Today’s Date:  Oct. 16, 2011                                  Release:  Upon Receipt       […]

Phan memories: Good call

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Phillies fan panel identifies areas of concern

A few weeks ago, asked my and others’ opinions on the upcoming Phillies’ season. Below is the piece posted on Feb. 11. [To comment:] The fan panel responds to the following question: What are your biggest concerns? Larry Litwin, Berlin, N.J.: My biggest concern is right- and leftfield offense. Defensively – not a […]

PSWA banquet on Jan. 31: So who’s going to be there? The Public is invited

The Philadelphia Sports Writers Association hosts its 107th annual Awards Dinner on Monday night, Jan. 31. The event will be held at the Crowne Plaza hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, just minutes from all Philadelphia bridges. Doors open at 5 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:30. The public is welcome, and tickets are […]

Public invited as Sports Writers honor Halladay, Victorino, Manuel, Amaro, Bergey and others

To comment: Phillies pitcher Roy Halladay, who threw a pair of no-hitters – one a perfect game – and won 20 games during the regular season, will be honored as Pro Athlete of the Year by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association at its annual dinner, Monday, Jan. 31 at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry […]

‘Nova’s Sheila Reid Named PSWA’s Outstanding Amateur

To comment: The PSWA Dinner is open to the public. Visit Villanova track and cross country All America Sheila Reid has been named the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association’s Outstanding Amateur Athlete. Reid, the 2010 NCAA cross country individual champion, will be honored at the PSWA’s 107th annual Sports Awards Dinner on Monday, January […]

Magee Rehabilitation Hospital’s Post-Concussion Clinic to be Recognized at Philadelphia Sports Writers Association Dinner

An estimated 1.6 million sports-related concussions occur every year. Athletes of all ages who are not fully recovered before returning to their sport are much more likely to receive another—more devastating—concussion. Magee Rehabilitation Hospital is determined to stop that from happening. In November, 2010, Magee’s Brain Injury Service Department, headed up by Tim Young, MD […]

Eagles’ great, Bill Bergey named Sports Writers’ ‘Living Legend’

[To comment:] For PSWA: Former Eagles linebacker Bill Bergey will be honored by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association with its 2010 Philadelphia Living Sports Legend Award at the PSWA’s 107th annual banquet on January 31st, 2011.  With the Eagles, Bergey was voted into four Pro Bowls in seven seasons as an Eagle and was […]