HOUSTON, TX - On Wednesday, Sept. 23, long-time sportswriter for the Houston Chronicle Harry Shattuck will be inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor. Shattuck, now retired, covered the Astros beat for the Houston Chronicle for several seasons.
Each season, a current or former Houston media member is inducted into the Houston Baseball Media Wall of Honor for significant and lasting contributions to the landscape of Houston baseball through their work in journalism or broadcasting. This year, Shattuck was elected by his peers and will be inducted by the Astros in recognition of his 40-year career at the Houston Chronicle.
Shattuck worked in the newspaper business for the Houston Chronicle for parts of four decades from 1970-2009. He began covering the Astros in 1970 and served as the Chronicle's beat writer from 1972-1985. He moved on to serve as the Chronicle's national baseball writer (1985-88), the assistant sports editor (1989-93) and the travel editor (1993-09) before his retirement.
In his distinguished career, Shattuck covered 14 World Series, was the former chairman of the Houston Chapter of the BBWAA and has voted for the Baseball Hall of Fame for over 30 years. While on the Astros beat, Shattuck covered the team during the tumultuous change in team ownership in 1976 and during the Astros 1980's playoff appearances.
On Sept. 23, the Astros will introduce Shattuck in a pregame ceremony on the field and will present him with a duplicate of the plaque that will be added to the Houston Baseball Wall of Honor in the Minute Maid Park Press Box.