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Barry Rozner

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A former vendor at all of Chicago's ballparks and stadiums during his college years, Barry Rozner has been a sports columnist for the Daily Herald since 1997, following a decade covering the Cubs first as a feature writer and then as the beat writer.

Rozner has won Peter Lisagor and Associated Press writing awards for his work as a columnist and sports writer, and includes among his national scoops the story that Phil Jackson would be named coach of the Bulls in 1989. In 2007, he was named "Sportswriter of the Year" by the Pitch & Hit Club of Chicago.

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Rozner has written several books, including "Second to Home" with Ryne Sandberg, and "Where's Harry?" with Steve Stone. He's a frequent co-host on the Score radio and in 2010 began co-hosting "Hit and Run" at the sports talk radio outlet, WSCR 670-AM.

Rozner was honored by the Little City Foundation in 1998, and sits on the board of the James P. Lang Scholarship Foundation, which awards college scholarships to children of single parent homes.

Having finally given up the violence of hockey for the aggravation of golf, Rozner lives a mostly healthy existence with his family in the Northwest suburbs

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Rozner: Tiger Woods once again the major story

Jul 22 2018 | 7:06 pm - There’s little doubt that Tiger Woods’ inability to finish off a major will be the big story of the Open Championship. And, of course, it misses the point entirely.

Rozner: Jim Thome Hall of Fame in every way

Jul 21 2018 | 6:27 pm - Jim Thome heads to Hall of Fame, cheered as so much more than a great baseball player.

Rozner: Sandberg to Trout: just do your thing

Jul 19 2018 | 5:35 pm - Ryne Sandberg has a message for Mike Trout: “He’s doing everything right.”

Rozner: Fleetwood stalks British Open at perfect time

Jul 17 2018 | 7:30 pm - No one is likely to sing about the Claret Jug coming home just yet, but England’s Tommy Fleetwood is certainly good enough to win the Open Championship.

Rozner: British Open dream come true for Schnell

Jul 17 2018 | 6:06 am - Brady Schnell takes a break from the Web.com Tour for dream trip to the Open Championship.

Rozner: More than anything, Blackhawks need Crawford

Jul 14 2018 | 6:30 pm - The Blackhawks had a big week, gaining back all that cap space in the Marian Hossa deal. But no part of it matters if their goaltender doesn’t return to form.

Rozner: National League as wide open as ever

Jul 10 2018 | 7:29 pm - Though the Cubs, Dodgers and Nationals were supposed to dominate the National League, the “superteams” haven’t appeared.

Rozner: Chicago Cubs' rotation better get the job done

Jul 07 2018 | 7:33 pm - Theo Epstein made it clear that his starting rotation has to be better … and soon.

Rozner: Maybe this time, Reds’ Riggleman can catch break

Jul 02 2018 | 9:32 pm - Former Cubs manager Jim Riggleman is one of baseball’s good guys. Perhaps this time, the Reds’ bench boss will get a fair shake.

Rozner: Miracle shot save saves Park from The Gauntlet

Jul 01 2018 | 9:14 pm - Surviving the heat, wind and storms, Sung Hyun Park still needed a miracle to win the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship.

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