Hearn, who died in 2002, called 3,338 consecutive games for the Lakers from 1965 to 2001. The streak came to an end after the Hall of Fame announcer underwent cardiac bypass surgery. Hearn was honored by the Lakers last year with a bronze statue outside Staples Center.
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The list started off as a Top 10 but the LAT decided to expand it to a Top 20 after receiving 1,712 ballots. Falling just short of the Top 20 was Los Angeles Kings play-by-play man Bob Miller, who was in the top five on several ballots.
The 1990 Pulitzer Prize winner worked for the LAT from 1961 to 1998 and was the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association a whopping 14 times.
For the third year in a row, a student at the University of Montana—Missoula has been named one of the country’s top collegiate sportswriters by the Jim Murray Memorial Foundation. The organization is run by Linda McCoy-Murray, widow of the Pulitzer Prize winning LA Times columnist.
This year’s U of M honoree is Daniel Mediate (pictured), and with such a last name, it was perhaps preordained that the undergrad would gravitate to journalism. He got the call last week notifying him of the honor and $5,000 prize.