Sid Hartman Biography – Sid Hartman Wiki
Sid Hartman was an American sports journalist. He worked for the Minneapolis Star Tribune and the WCCO 830 AM radio station. For 20 years, he was also a panelist on the weekly television program “Sports Show with Mike Max,” on WUCW 23 in the Twin Cities metro area. He had covered Minnesota sports for nearly 75 years.
He continued writing for the Star Tribune until his death in 2020. His 100th birthday party on March 15 was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. He continued to write three columns per week for the Star Tribune as a centenarian, four during football season, and served as co-host of a Sunday morning radio show on WCCO-AM in Minneapolis. He wrote in his column published on his 100th birthday, “I have followed the advice that if you love what you do, you never work a day in your life. Even at 100, I can say I still love what I do.”
Sid Hartman Age
He was born on March 15, 1920, in Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States. He died on October 18, 2020. He was 100.
Sid Hartman Wife
Sid Hartman was married to his wife Barbara Balfour from 1964–1972.
Sid Hartman Children
Sid Hartman had two children: adopted daughter Chris Schmitt and son Chad Hartman. Chad has a radio show on WCCO.
Sid Hartman Family
Hartman was born to Jack Hechtman and Celia Weinberg. His father was born in Russia and immigrated to the United States at age 16. His mother immigrated to the United States from Latvia at the age of 9. Both of Sid Hartman’s parents died in 1972.
Sid Hartman Death
He died on October 18, 2020, at the age of 100. His son, Chad Hartman, confirmed his death on Twitter. He tweeted: “My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family.”
My father’s extraordinary and resilient life has come to a peaceful conclusion surrounded by his family.
— Chad Hartman (@ChadHartmanShow) October 18, 2020
Star Tribune sports editor Chris Carr told The Associated Press, “It’s a sad day. He is the Star Tribune in many ways, at least in the sports department. It speaks to his amazing life that even and 100 and a half years old, he passes away and we still can’t believe it.”
The Minnesota Vikings released the following statement on October 18, 2020, following the news of Hartman’s death: “Our hearts are broken with the news of Sid Hartman’s passing. It is nearly impossible to put into words what Sid meant to the sports world and to Minnesota. He was an iconic sports figure, a tenacious reporter and a tireless advocate for his beloved state. His doggedness and work ethic were unmatched, but it was Sid’s ability to nurture relationships that truly set him apart. He was a confidant and a loyal friend to countless athletes and coaches across the country.
“The impact Sid had on collegiate and professional sports can never be replicated and will never be forgotten. His presence and his personality were constants during the Vikings first 60 seasons. Sid welcomed our family to town in 2005, and we will always appreciate his support for us as owners and for the Vikings franchise. Our prayers are with the entire Hartman family.”
Sid Hartman Cause of Death
Sid Hartman’s cause of death was not revealed.
Sid Hartman Net Worth
Sid Hartman’s net worth is estimated to be $2 million.