1992 J.G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Bus Saidt

Part of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK AWARD series

By day, Bus Saidt was an accountant for the city of Trenton, New Jersey; by night, he was a frustrated sports announcer. In 1964, at the age of 43, he embarked on a sportswriting career with the Trentonian. He moved over to the Trenton Times as their daily sports columnist in 1967 and went on to become a sports legend in Trenton.

Saidt was always a gentleman. He was dedicated, fair, respected, opinionated, honest, enthusiastic, and a lover of the game. Known as "the man from Trenton who never took a day off," he covered an average of 180 Phillies, Mets and Yankees games a season: all road games from Trenton.

Saidt liked his baseball "plain vanilla." He decried the lack of fundamental play, individualism, high-fives, over-enthusiastic field demonstrations, the designated hitter and team mascots. He had knowledge, contacts and style. Bus died April 8, 1989, at age 68.

Part of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK AWARD series