PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Scheuer, the go-to guy at courtside, on the field and in the press box, who covered…
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jack Scheuer, the go-to guy at courtside, on the field and in the press box, who covered Philadelphia sports from the days of Wilt Chamberlain to Bryce Harper for The Associated Press and other outlets, died Friday. He was 88.
Son Bob said his father died in hospice care from kidney and cancer complications.
“A Philly legend,” two-time champion Villanova basketball coach Jay Wright tweeted this week.
“Philly’s finest! A true gentleman,” former Saint Joseph’s coach Phil Martelli posted.
Scheuer worked as a freelance sports stringer for the AP for 46 years after starting out with the Philadelphia Bulletin newspaper. During a retirement tribute at Citizens Bank Park on the final day of the 2019 season, it was estimated he had covered 3,500 Phillies games and 3,600 basketball games.
While Scheuer worked at Connie…