Al Cartwright

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As sports editor of the Wilmington News-Journal newspaper for 25 years, Cartwright widely increased local coverage and successfully campaigned for the return of Interscholastic leagues. He helped
organize the Blue-Gold All-Star High School football game, the State Golf Association, Delaware Little Leagues, and the Delaware Sports Museum and Hall of Fame Association. He was the founder and
first President of the Wilmington Sportswriters and Broadcasters Association in 1949. Al’s column “Ala Carte” brought him numerous writing awards including the 1950″ Headliners Club” award as the
Nation’s most consistently “Outstanding Sports Columnist”. One of his most famous and entertaining volumes was “Tubby”, The Story of Coach Raymond and Championship Football at Delaware.



Every inductee into the Delaware Sports Hall of Fame since our inaugural year in 1976 is represented on our website. Honoring the athletic excellence of these men and women is an integral part of Delaware sports history.


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