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Mike Royko 

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Royko was fervently devoted to 16-inch softball and was inducted into the Chicago 16-inch Softball Hall of Fame shortly after his death. 
Mike Royko 
Journalist 
Born: 9/19/1932 
Location: St. Mary of Nazareth Hospital, Chicago 
Hometown: Chicago 
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High School: Montefiore High School, Chicago 
Died:  4/29/1997 
Mitchell “Mike” Royko Jr. was a progressive journalist and columnist who covered Chicago’s political system during his extensive career with the Chicago Daily News, Sun-Times and Tribune. He garnered a Pulitzer Prize for commentary in 1972, a year after he published the famous biography, Boss: Richard J. Daley of Chicago. Royko published a number of other books during his career and was awarded the National Press Club Lifetime Achievement Award in 1990.