Posthumously Inducted: 2020

B.A. BRIDGEWATER (1894-1964) may be the only person in the newspaper industry who, as a managing editor, hired himself to be a sports editor. “Bridge” held the Tulsa World position for 37 years and wrote a “Telling the World” column. In 1959, Oklahoma State University bestowed its only “Oklahoma Sports Writer” award to the “grand old man” of sports. In 1960, according to his obituary, OSU discontinued the award because “no one could follow Bridge.”