Friday, February 29, 2008
W.C. Heinz, one of the greatest sports writers of all time, has passed away. A craftsman of the highest order, he really changed the form of sports writing, and his magazine articles are practically flawless. “It’s like building a stone wall without mortar,” he said about his creative process. “You place the words one at a time, fit them, take them apart and refit them until they’re balanced and solid.” For some of his work, all of which has held up through the decades, check out The Best American Sports Writing of the Century, and/or What A Time It Was. Mr. Heinz was 93.