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, N.J.; by night, he was a frustrated sports announcer.

In 1964, at the age of 43, he embarked on a writing 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.

Saidt passed away on April 8, 1989.

Part of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK AWARD series