Creative Loafing is reporting that Furman Bisher is one of 75 AJC journalists who have accepted a buyout. You may remember Bisher for his work as the president of the Tom Glavine Fan Club, or you may remember the time he objected to MLB playing games in Japan, because of, you know, World War II and all.

Or maybe you remember Bisher as the guy who wrote for the AJC, Sports Illustrated, and The Sporting News for the better part of 70 years and who loved golf and earned a reputation as the “dean” of Masters journalists. I’ll remember Bisher as the guy who, in 1949, landed the only interview ever granted by Shoeless Joe Jackson concerning his involvement in the 1919 Black Sox scandal. Nice work.

One Response to “While we’re on the topic of elderly sports columnists…”

  1. Furman Bisher would like you to get off his lawn now, Coley, you dirty hippie. and while you’re at it – get a real job!

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