Long-time Boston Globe baseball columnist Larry Whiteside passed away this morning. He was 69.
One of the first African-American baseball reporters for a major daily newspaper, Whiteside wrote for the Globe sports pages for parts of four decades after stints in Milwaukee and Kansas City. He was instrumental in starting the careers of many African-American sports journalists around the country and was a tremendous role model for young reporters he took under his wing.
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