According to the San Mateo County coroner, famed Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist David Halberstam was killed in a car crash Monday morning near the Dumbarton Bridge.
Halberstam, 73, died and three others were injured after a three-vehicle crash in Menlo Park, the California Highway Patrol reported.
Halberstam was one of the best chroniclers of history we had in my lifetime. He was one of the few writers who worked very hard to get his material right and to find exactly the right voice to use, depending on the subject about which he was writing. Summer of ’49 is one of my favorite books written about baseball and October 1964 isn’t too far behind. Aside from George Will, no one came close to capturing the sport of baseball and that will always endear him to me.