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John Schulian

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Barely three months after his first novel, "A Better Goodbye," was published, John Schulian heard his name called as the winner of the 2016 PEN ESPN Lifetime Achievement Award for Literary Sports Writing. The book and the award caught up with him on the turf he staked out with yet another chapter in his career, a 20-year run as writer and producer for some of TV's most memorable dramas. Schulian spent a decade wandering the publishing industry's wasteland with the noirish "A Better Goodbye" before he found a publisher and saw his refusal to surrender rewarded with stellar reviews.

Ron Guidry

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RON GUIDRY was the ace of the Yankee pitching staff from 1976 through 1988, playing under manager Billy Martin and later Yogi Berra. He won two World Series titles (1977, 1978) and the Cy Young Award in 1978 as the best pitcher in baseball, when he went 25-3 with a 1.74 ERA, one of the best seasons any pitcher has ever had. From 1986 through 1988, he served as the Yankee captain, one of only fifteen in franchise history. He was a four-time All Star and five-time Golden Glove winner. Since his retirement, he has served as a Yankee spring-training instructor and was the Yankee pitching coach under Joe Torre in 2006...