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Gordon Cobbledick, American Newspaper sports editors President Cuyahoga County unit American Cancer Society With United States Marine Corps, 1918. Member Baseball Writers Association American (president 1949), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi, Cleveland Athletic Club. M C.

Background

Cobbledick, Gordon was born on December 31, 1898 in Cleveland. Son of William James and Nina (Armstrong) Cobbledick.

Education

Cobbledick attended Case Western Reserve University where studied mining engineering and played football.

Career

He was a journalist for the Cleveland Plain Dealer and Cleveland Times from 1923 to 1964. He served as a war correspondent during World War II, and his account of the Battle of Okinawa written on V-E Day has been frequently reprinted and cited as an example of excellent war reporting. In 1947, Cobbledick became the sports editor of the Plain Dealer.

In 1977, he received the J. G. Taylor Spink Award from the Baseball Writers Association of America and was inducted into the "writers' wing" of the Baseball Hall of Fame. He was also inducted into the Journalism Hall of Fame in 1982 and the Cleveland Sports Hall of Fame in 2007. After graduating, he became a mining engineer in Morgantown, West Virginia.

Cobbledick decided to quit his mining job, and start his writing career at $25 per week. Although he began covering the police beat, he later switched to sportswriting and took over as The Plain Dealer's main sports editor. Cobbledick's self-proclaimed writing style was short and to the point.

Some of his more popular nicknames were "Cobb" and "Cobby".

Membership

President Cuyahoga County unit American Cancer Society With United States Marine Corps, 1918. Member Baseball Writers Association American (president 1949), Sigma Alpha Epsilon, Sigma Delta Chi, Cleveland Athletic Club. M C.

Connections

Married Doris V. Mathews, Julyh 7, 1923. Children: William Gordon, Dorn Matthews.

father:
William James Cobbledick

mother:
Nina (Armstrong) Cobbledick

spouse:
Doris V. Mathews

children:
William Gordon Cobbledick

Dorn Matthews Cobbledick