Izzy Katzman

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Inducted

In 1950, Izzy came down from the Harrisburg (Pa.) Patriot to become part of a three-man sports department at the Wilmington Evening journal that revolutionized sports coverage in Delaware. He was
adept at covering all sports, but it was his interests in harness racing and track and field that were to bring him his greatest distinction. For his Brandywine Raceway stories, he won the “John
Hervey Award” for excellence in harness-racing reporting, and then induction into the “Harness Racing Hall of Fame’s Writers Corner”. On the schoolboy track front, his reporting and record keeping
stimulated state-wide interest. In retirement, he won the “Herm Reitzes” Award for contributions to Delaware’s sports heritage. He was twice President of the Delaware Valley Chapter of the U.S.
Harness Writers Association.  Izzy was Delaware’s “Sportswriter of the Year” in 1962 and 1963.

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