MARSHALL, BENNETT DAVIS, 1919-1969

Biography:

Sports writer. Born– 1919, Vincent, Ala. Parents– Raymond and Nannie Davis. Married– Ruth Tucker. Children– Four. Education– Howard College.  Sportswriter and columnist for The Birmingham News and the Birmingham Age-Herald.  Honors– Alumnus of the Year for Journalism, Samford University, 1964; Alabama Sports Writer of the Year (10 times); Alabama Associated Press Sportworthy Award (11 times). Inducted into the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame, 1982. Died September 25, 1969.

Source:

Birmingham News, Sept. 26, 1969; Alabama Sports Hall of Fame website.

Publication(s):

Twenty Grand. Nashville; Parthenon Press, 1968.

Winning Isn’t Everything, But It Beats Anything That Comes in Second. Nashville; Parthenon Press, 1965.

Joint_Publication;

All-Time Greatest Alabama Sports Stories:  Benny Marshall and Friends.  University of Alabama Press, 2003.