Si Burick

1909 – 1986

Si Burick was sports editor and feature columnist for the Dayton Daily News for 58 years, writing four to seven columns each week, he covered everything from the Kentucky Derby to heavyweight championship fights, the Olympic Games to the University of Dayton football and basketball. He was legendary throughout the country as a personification of Ohio sports. Si Burick was respected and appreciated as a mentor to the writers he supervised. His ability to
catch lapses in grammar was renowned as was his talent for making bad puns. He was inducted into the Writer’s Section of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1983, and he was elected Ohio Sports Writer of the Year, by his peers, 18 times. Mr. Burick was known not only as a
gifted writer, but as a family man, devoted friend, community leader and strong supporter of Jewish causes. Inducted: 1996