Monday, March 19, 2012

Furman Bisher (1918-2012)

Furman Bisher, loooooongtime sportswriter for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, died yesterday at the age of 93.  He retired as a full-time columnist in 2009, more or less ending a 71-year career.  (He continued to write an occasional column.)

Photo by Jason Getz, AJC

Bisher was an excellent writer and a repository of more Atlanta sports stories than any archive.  Besides the local paper, he wrote for national publications Sport Magazine and Sports Illustrated.  Furman played an important role in the move of the Milwaukee Braves to Atlanta.

While a very important link to our past has been lost, we're fortunate that so much remains in the millions of words that he wrote.

Our most heartfelt condolences go out to his family.

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