To Halberstam, sports was never a step down

The late David Halberstam brought the same passion and insight to sports that he did to the greater world, and Michael MacCambridge says we're all the better for it.

Originally Published: April 27, 2007
By Michael MacCambridge | Special to Page 2

The reverential obituaries for the writer David Halberstam mentioned his peerless coverage of the Vietnam War, his ceaseless energy and his many sports books, but they didn't really put into perspective what Halberstam meant to the field of sportswriting.

Many sportswriters aspire to "more serious" work, but Halberstam was a writer who happily moved in the opposite direction. He'd won his Pulitzer and established himself writing about civil rights, politics and war, then chose to spend a ...

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