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He became a sports writer for The New York Times in March 1981.

Previously, from 1965 to 1967, he was a sports writer with the Minneapolis Tribune and from 1967 to 1976 he was a sports columnist and sports editor for Newspaper Enterprise Association, a feature syndicate in New York. He had been a freelance writer since 1976.

A collection of his articles and columns for The Times was published in 1988 under the title, "Pitchers Do Get Lonely, and Other Sports Stories." Since joining The Times he has written two other books, the best-selling "Red: A Biography of Red Smith," the noted sports columnist, and "The Man Who Robbed the Pierre," a finalist for the Edgar Award for Best True Crime Book of 1988. Among his earlier books, "Rockin' Steady: A Guide to Basketball and Cool," with Walt Frazier, was chosen in 1974 by the American Library Association as one of the best books published for young adults in the previous 15 years. He also wrote "Carew," with Rod Carew; "Beyond the Dream," a collection of sports columns, "Maxwell Street: Survival in a Bazaar," and "The DuSable Panthers: The Greatest, Blackest, Saddest Team from the Meanest Street in Chicago."

Ira Berkow was a runner-up for the 1988 Pulitzer Prize for distinguished commentary.

In addition to his publishing credits, Mr. Berkow wrote the HBO documentary film, "Champions of American Sports," which was a finalist for the cable ACE Award for Best Sports Documentary in 1983.

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