Herm Reitzes

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Herm received the very special distinction of having the Delaware Sports Writers and Broadcasters name its annual award for community service in sports in his honor, and he was the first recipient
of the award. His career began with WDEL in 1922, on a nightly sports show. He did play-by-play coverage of Wilmington Blue Rocks, Wilmington Clippers and the University of Delaware football in its
early days. He also covered the Blue Rocks’ spring training in South Carolina yearly for as long as the team operated. Herm was also active in youth work with the YMCA and other organizations and was
always an active supporter of the Delaware Semi-Pro league.



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