Art Rosenbaum, a veteran sports writer and editor for the San Francisco Chronicle, died on Dec. 21 from pneumonia. He was 91.
Rosenbaum was a 17-year-old high school senior when he began working for The Chronicle in 1929. He continued contributing to the paper while he attended San Francisco State and the University of California-Berkeley. He earned his first byline in 1931 and landed a full-time staff position in 1933.
During his 60-year career in journalism, Rosenbaum wrote articles and columns on almost every major sports event, from the World Series to the Super Bowl to 10 Olympiads. He also spent 25 years as The Chronicle’s sports editor, and worked as a special correspondent for Sports Illustrated.
When he left the newspaper in 1991, Rosenbaum’s retirement dinner raised enough money to fund three annual scholarships for local high school sportswriters.