Claire Smith

Fridley Athena: Claire Smith

Hockey: five letters, captain; tennis: four letters, two-time captain, two conference awards. All-conference honorable mention for tennis two years in a row, captain for two years of the tennis team and captain senior year for hockey and playing on varsity for four years. Favorite memory. “My favorite sports memory was...
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This week in The Ladies Room: The iconic Claire Smith

Welcome to the Ladies Room - A Deadspin Sports Podcast. Each week, we’ll talk about the latest in the sports world, chat with guests who have a lot to say, and generally hang out and have fun for 45 minutes. In this latest episode, we talk with legendary sportswriter Claire...
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Baseball Hall of Fame should rename the J.G. Taylor Spink Award after Claire Smith

The Baseball Writers Association of America decided to take the name J.G. Taylor Spink off its award given to writers and broadcasters. Spink held hardline segregationist and racist views that he frequently espoused in the pages of The Sporting News, which he founded in 1914. In the days before the internet and TV, The Sporting News had an oversized impact on baseball fans for decades.