St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Joe Strauss dies at 54

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI)- St. Louis Post-Dispatch sports columnist Joe Strauss died early Sunday from complications related to leukemia. He was 54. Before becoming a sports columnist at the newspaper in 2012, Strauss spent nearly three decades covering baseball for the Baltimore Orioles, the Atlanta Braves, and the St. Louis Cardinals.

He received multiple national awards for his baseball writing. Strauss was also often a guest on FOX 2’s Sports Final.

He is survived by his wife and daughter. Services are pending.

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