Longtime SF Giants Beat Writer Henry Schulman To Retire

SF Giants hat in the dugout. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)
SF Giants hat in the dugout. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images) /

Veteran SF Giants beat writer Henry Schulman announced on Friday that he will be stepping back at the San Francisco Chronicle in January.

On Friday, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle shared that he will be stepping away from the SF Giants beat after over 33 years covering the team. Schulman has been a must-read for many Giants fans over his decades-long career. He has been covering the team for the Chronicle since 1998. He began covering the team in 1988 with the Oakland Tribune and San Francisco Examiner.

In a column released today, Schulman announced that he would be taking a buyout from the Chronicle’s parent company (Hearst Communications) and would retire from daily reporting on January 4th. Consistently one of the best journalists in the industry, whoever replaces him will have big shoes to fill.

Many around the industry, including fellow Bay Area writers Ann Killion, Kerry Crowley, and Alex Pavlovic, expressed their gratitude and offered congratulations on Twitter.

Per his column, he will have multiple feature stories coming out over the next month, and even some that will be released after he officially retires on January 4. Schulman will not completely disappear from writing after retiring though, adding, “I still want to write baseball, but not on daily deadlines.”

We at Around the Foghorn would like to echo the chorus of longtime readers and fans that have thanked Schulman for his fantastic work and congratulated him on starting the next chapter of his life. We all hope whatever comes next may be as successful as these past 33 years.

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Born the year he began covering the SF Giants at The Chronicle, I have been reading Schulman’s work my entire life. As both a longtime fan and someone aspiring to follow in his footsteps as a well-respected journalist, I am incredibly thankful for all the work he has done.