Jerry Green (writer)
Jerry Green is an American sports journalist and author. He was a staff writer for the Associated Press from 1956 to 1963 and for The Detroit News from 1963 to 2004. He was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 and the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003. He is one of four sports writers to cover each of the first 53 Super Bowls from 1967 to 2019.
Green was a sports writer for the Associated Press from 1956 to 1963. He was hired by The Detroit News in 1963. He was a staff sports writer for The Detroit News for 41 years from 1963 until his retirement in 2004. He covered baseball, football, basketball, hockey, and other sports for the paper. Having also covered the 1957 Detroit Lions as a young reporter with the Associated Press, Green lays claim to being "the last surviving Detroit sportswriter who covered the Tigers, Red Wings, Pistons and Lions championships".
Even after his retirement, Green has continued to contribute columns and to cover the Super Bowl for The Detroit News. He is one of four sports writers to cover every Super Bowl from Super Bowl I in 1967 through Super Bowl LIII in 2019.
Green has published several books, including histories of the Super Bowl, the Detroit Lions, the Detroit Pistons, and Michigan Wolverines football, as well as single-season books on the 1968 Detroit Tigers World Series championship team and the 1998 Denver Broncos Super Bowl championship team. Green's books include:
- "Year of the Tiger: The Diary of Detroit's World Champions," Jerry Green (Coward-McCann, 1969)
- "Detroit Lions," Jerry Green (Macmillan, 1973)
- "The Detroit Pistons: Capturing a Remarkable Era," Jerry Green (Bonus Books, 1991)
- "Super Bowl Chronicles: A Sportswriter Reflects on the First 30 Years of America's Game," Jerry Green (Masters Press, 1995)
- "Greatest Moments in Detroit Red Wings history," Joe Falls, Jerry Green, Vartan Kupelian (Masters Press, 1997)
- "Mile High Miracle: Elway and the Broncos, Super Bowl Champions at Last," Jerry Green (Masters Press, 1999)
- "They Earned Their Stripes: The Detroit Tigers' All-Time Team," Detroit News (Sports Publishing LLC, 2001)
- "University of Michigan Football Vault: The History of the Wolverines," Jerry Green (Whitman Pub Llc, 2008)
During his career with The Detroit News, Green was voted Michigan's Sportswriter of the Year 10 times by the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association. He was inducted into the "writer's wing" of the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 2005 as the recipient of the Dick McCann Memorial Award. He was also inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2003, and the Michigan Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 2004. Green was awarded a Lifetime Member Award by the Detroit Sports Media for his long and distinguished career on June 6, 2018 in Detroit.
Selected articles by GreenEdit
- He's Stealing the Scene (Maury Wills), Baseball Digest, September 1965
- Clemente's Plaint (Roberto Clemente), Baseball Digest, August 1967
- He Laughs All the Way to the Park and Back (Bob Gibson), Baseball Digest, October 1968
- Branch Rickey's Last Protege: Clyde King (Clyde King), Baseball Digest, June 1969
- Red Rolfe -- A True Yankee (Red Rolfe), Baseball Digest, February 1970
- 30 Years Ago - Baseball's Most Dramatic All-Star Game (1941 All-Star Game), Baseball Digest, July 1971
- Tigers Collect Dividends on Trade for Cash (Norm Cash), Baseball Digest, September 1971
- Memories of the Beloved St. Louis Browns Still Linger (1944 St. Louis Browns), Baseball Digest, December 1975
- Will Mark Fidrych Defy the 'Sophomore Jinx' (Mark Fidrych), Baseball Digest, April 1977
- A Prized Rookie Combo: Trammell and Whitaker (Alan Trammell/Lou Whitaker), Baseball Digest, November 1978
- Mickey Stanley: He Was the Complete Pro (Mickey Stanley), Baseball Digest, March 1979
- Membership in 3,000-Hit Club Bloomed in 1970s (3,000 hit club), Baseball Digest, December 1979
- Jason Thompson: The Struggle to Regain Acclaim (Jason Thompson), Baseball Digest, June 1980
- Mays and Wertz Recall Famous Series Catch (The Catch), Baseball Digest, October 1980
- McEnroe Set The Trend For Snubbing Wimbledon (John McEnroe), Associated Pres, June 27, 1982
- An empty, dusty ballfield vital part of Rose's roots (Pete Rose), The Detroit News, September 1985
- Trade for Smoltz Helped Turn Braves into Winner (John Smoltz), Baseball Digest, February 1992
- Charlie Gehringer: A First-Class Second Baseman (Charlie Gehringer), Baseball Digest, November 1992
- Yzerman's finest hour (Steve Yzerman), The Detroit News, 2002
- NFL coach Vince Lombardi, owner Art Rooney two of the greats in their fields (Vince Lombardi/Art Rooney), The Detroit News, February 5, 2011
- Sparky made Tigers champions; today, they say thank you (Sparky Anderson), The Detroit News, June 26, 2011
- Shea, Bill. "Jerry Green: A Super Bowl pressbox institution still going at age 90". crainsdetroit.com. Crain Communications, Inc. Retrieved 29 June 2019.
- "Jerry Green, Sports Writer and Columnist". The Detroit News. Archived from the original on 2010-12-15.
- Jerry Greene (February 6, 2011). "Brunch: How violent will Super Bowl be?". ESPN.com.
- Chet Fussman (February 1, 2005). "They've Seen Them All: Jerry Green". The Florida Times-Union.
- Jerry Green (1995). "Super Bowl Chronicles: A Sportswriter Reflects on the First 30 Years of America's Game". Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-050-9.
- Jerry Green (1973). "Detroit Lions". Macmillan.
- Jerry Green (1991). The Detroit Pistons: Capturing a Remarkable Era. Bonus Books. ISBN 0-929387-57-0.
- Jerry Green (2008). University of Michigan Football Vault: The History of the Wolverines. Whitman Pub Llc. ISBN 0-7948-2299-1.
- Jerry Green (1969). Year of the Tiger: The Diary of Detroit's World Champions. Coward-McCann.
- Jerry Green (1999). Mile High Miracle: Elway and the Broncos, Super Bowl Champions at Last. Masters Press. ISBN 1-57028-210-2.
- "Pro football shrine gets a new class". The Detroit News. August 7, 2005.
- "Hall enshrinement caps Green's career". The Detroit News. August 5, 2005.
- "Inductees". Michigan Sports Hall of Fame. Archived from the original on 2008-07-20.
- "Hall of Fame Inductees". Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation. Archived from the original on 2011-10-02.