Pioneering Toronto Star sports journalist Alison Gordon dies at 72

Alison Gordon, the first female sportswriter covering Major League Baseball (MLB) has died at age 72. Gordon covered the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto star from 1979 to 1984, earning a National Newspaper Award for sportswriting in her first year. Prior to joining the Star she worked as a freelance magazine writer and as a producer for CBC’s As It Happens.

“She was truly one of a kind,” said John Honderich, chair of Torstar’s Board of Directors and a former publisher of the newspaper. “Her passion for baseball knew no bounds. Her pioneering as our first female sportswriter was legendary. Her delightful sense of irony and zest for life was infectious.”

Source: Toronto Star