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Barry M. Bloom

Senior Writer

Barry M. Bloom has been an award-winning sports columnist and reporter for newspapers, magazines and the internet, having written about professional sports since 1976. He’s penned a sports business column for Forbes for the last two years after covering baseball on and off the field for MLB.com from 2002-18. Prior to that, he worked for Bloomberg News and the San Diego Union-Tribune. Bloom has been a voter for the National Baseball Hall of Fame since 1992 and in recent years has won seven awards from the San Diego Press Club for columns, news stories and features. His books include biographies of baseball’s Larry Bowa and Tony Gwynn, and he’s currently working on a project about the 1984-era San Diego Padres. Bloom has a master’s in broadcast journalism from San Francisco State University. He has a beautiful and erudite wife, Alicia, of 34 years; two accomplished adult children, Raphael and Joanna; and three beloved grandchildren, Fox, Cortez and Cruz. His life and success would not be complete without all of them.

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