Shav Glick covered auto racing for the L.A. Times for 37 years, until he was 85 years old, and earned legend status in the sport. He died Saturday of complications from melanoma. Glick knew Jackie Robinson when both were students at Pasadena Junior College, and lived in Pasadena virtually all of his life. From the LAT obit by Mike Kupper:
He was born Shavenau Glick on Sept. 16, 1920, and later accounted for the absence of a middle name by saying his mother "thought Shavenau was long enough."
After World War II, he went to work for the Star-News and stayed until 1954, when future Times publisher Otis Chandler hired him as sports editor of the Los Angeles Mirror, a sister paper of The Times. When the Mirror was merged into The Times in 1962, Glick made the transition as well.
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