From the sinking of the Edmund Fitzgerald to the Tigers winning the World Series, Harry Atkins showed up wherever a good story awaited his touch. For 29 years with the Associated Press in Michigan, he was at the top of his game.
Sports writer supreme, Atkins once turned out columns from his bed while recovering from severe back problems.
Fans hail his zeal for the profession. In the words of a project editor at New York AP: “We need a lot more journalists like Harry Atkins.”