Leigh Montville
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Leigh Montville

Leigh Montville is a NYT best-selling author of nine books on sports personalities ranging from Muhammad Ali, Ted Williams and Babe Ruth to Manute Bol and Evel Knievel. He has been a columnist for the Boston Globe and a senior writer for Sports Illustrated. In 2016, he received the Red Smith Award for "major contributions to sports journalism" from the Associated Press Sports Editors. He is a member of the Hall of Fame at the National Sports Media Association in Salisbury, N.C. Named to the New England Basketball Hall of Fame, he could not decide whether he should be inducted as a Shirt or a Skin. (He was inducted as a sportswriter.) He lives outside Boston.
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