Born: 5/24/1894 Died: Deceased Birthplace: Smith Mill, KY
Henry Hardin (Zipp) Newman was born at Smith Mill, Kentucky on May 24, 1894. In 1919 he became the South's youngest sports editor at the Birmingham News and was to become the dean of southern sports writers. For 44 years he was the official scorer for baseball's "AA" Southern League and was the author of a book The Import of Southern Football. Zipp was one of the organizers of the Birmingham Monday Morning Quarterback Club, an organization that has raised millions for Crippled Children. He was the mainstay of promoting sports events that benefitted the lame, the blind, the deaf and the tubercular. He was also the prime motivator behind the establishment of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame. Zipp Newman is deceased.