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Edward Achorn, a Pulitzer Prize finalist for Distinguished Commentary, is the deputy editorial pages editor of The Providence Journal. He has won numerous writing awards and his work appears in Best Newspaper Writing, 2007-2008 (CQ Press). He is the author of Fifty-nine in '84:
Old Hoss Radbourn, Barehanded Baseball, and the Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had, and coauthor, with Phil Swann, of the book How to Land a Job in Journalism.
A diehard Red Sox fan descended from generations of baseball cranks, Achorn grew up in Westborough, Massachusetts. He witnessed Carl Yastrzemski’s 3,000th hit and attended the 1967 World Series and all four games of the 1975 World Series at Fenway Park, including Game Six, when Carlton Fisk “waved” his home run fair. His grandfather and grandmother, both Boston Braves fanatics, attended the 1914 World Series (also at Fenway).