The Obit For Charles Ritter Collett
Charles Ritter Collett
Ohio (AP) -- Charles Ritter Collett, a longtime sports writer and member
of the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame, died Tuesday at the age
Collett never fully regained consciousness after undergoing
His sports columns appeared in Dayton newspapers for
55 years. Although he retired as Dayton Daily News sports editor in 1991,
he continued to write weekly columns until shortly before his
Collett was hired as sports editor of the Dayton Journal in
1946. The newspaper merged with the Dayton Daily News in 1986.
1992, Collett was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown,
N.Y., as recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for sports writers who
cover baseball with distinction.
Survivors include his wife, a son,
a daughter and a sister