Shirley Povich grew up in an Orthodox Jewish family in Bar Harbor, Maine. As a teenager, he caddied for Edward B. McLean, owner of The Washington Post, who offered him a job. Povich wrote his first sports story for the Post in 1924. He was president of the Baseball Writers of America-he held No.1 on its membership card-and was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. He wrote his final column for the Post on June 3, 1998, the day before he died.Povich, Shirley is the author of 'All Those Mornings...at the Post The Twentieth Century in Sports from Famed Washington Post Columnist', published 2005 under ISBN 9781586483159 and ISBN 1586483153.