The Associated Press reported today that Eric Prewitt, who spent most of his career as a sportswriter in the wire service’s San Francisco bureau, has died after a long battle with Parkinson’s disease. He was 73. The following is from the AP obit:
- He died Dec. 21 at his home in Tryon, N.C. The three-decade veteran of the AP witnessed marquee moments in San Francisco Bay area sports history.
- He covered the Oakland Athletics and Raiders in their 1970s heyday and the San Francisco 49ers during their first march to Super Bowl victory.
- The single father balanced dedication to his job and his daughter by bringing her along to the games.
- His daughter, Sharon Crestetto, says her dad endowed her with a lifelong love of sports as he juggled the demands of parenting and his job.