One of the signature elements of Allan Malamud’s “Notes on a Scorecard” column in the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Herald-Examiner was “Lookalikes: …”
But there was no one like the late Malamud, the local treasure of a man and writer who on Saturday will be inducted into the posthumous wing of the California Boxing Hall of Fame at Sportsmen’s Lodge in Studio City.
“He was quirky, a character,” former Times Sports Editor Bill Dwyre said. “Everything in sportswriting was his life — press boxes, the games, the teams, people. We’re all dedicated, but that’s who he was.”
Malamud died in his downtown apartment 20 years ago of natural causes at age 54, and former...