1986 Red Smith Award winner Simon “Si” Burick worked at the Daytona Daily News for 58 years as a sports editor and columnist.
He was also the first broadcaster at WHOI in Ohio, a job that included hosting the Cincinnati Reds pregame show. In 1983, he received the J.C. Taylor Spinks Award and was inducted into the writers section of the Baseball Hall of Fame, becoming the first writer from a city without a Major League to team to be enshrined.
In 1985, Burick was inducted in the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame. He also authored three books, Alston and the Dodgers (1966), The Main Spark (a biography of Sparky Anderson, 1978), and Byline (a collection of his columns, 1982).