Charles Ritter Collett

1921 – 2001

Ritter Colette had a career as a newspaper sports editor which lasted more than 50 years, through three newspapers: The Dayton Journal, The Dayton Journal Herald, and The Dayton Daily News. He began his career in journalism in 1946 when he was named Sports Editor, a title he retained until he retired in 1990. In 1992, he was inducted into the writer’s wing of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York, as the 43rd writer of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. Ritter was involved in many charitable and civic causes, including AIM for the Handicapped. He authored seven books, one of which was a history of sports in Dayton. Inducted: 2003