05/20/2016 1:50PM

Larry Weinbaum, sportswriter and public handicapper, dies at 64


ARCADIA, Calif. – Larry Weinbaum, a retired sportswriter and handicapper for several Southern California newspapers, died on Wednesday after a lengthy illness related to complications of a stroke, according to a close friend, the public handicapper Bob Ike.

Weinbaum was 64.

A native of New York, Weinbaum lived in Southern California for much of his adult life. He earned a master’s degree in journalism at San Diego State and later worked for newspapers in Vista and Escondido in San Diego County, Ike said. Weinbaum wrote about the San Diego Padres of Major League Baseball and the San Diego Clippers of the NBA before the team moved to Los Angeles in the 1980s.

An avid racing fan, Weinbaum became a public handicapper for the San Diego Union-Tribune and Orange County Register.

No services were planned as of Thursday. Weinbaum is survived by a sister, Linda.

Nancy Schlesinger More than 1 year ago
The press box at Del Mar will never be the same. RIP, Abdul.
EdZieralski More than 1 year ago
RIP, Abdul from the North. 
Marty Brink More than 1 year ago
RIP Larry.
Linda More than 1 year ago
Thank you for your thoughts