Distinguished journalist and former managing editor of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch David Lipman died today at the age of 77. A resident of Chesterfield, a suburb of St. Louis, he was a sportswriter for the Post-Dispatch in the 1960’s and author of several sports biographies, including ones on Joe Namath, Branch Rickey, Satchel Paige, and Bob Gibson. Notice of his death was published in his former newspaper.
Mr. Lipman’s 1967 book on the life and career of Ken Boyer has been a wonderful source of information for my own book on the former St. Louis Cardinals third baseman and manager. Of the two books written specifically about Boyer (the other being Ken Boyer: Guardian of the Hot Corner), Mr. Lipman’s work is better researched and written not only for younger readers but adults as well. I only wish I had the opportunity to talk with him about his book and thank him for his work.