Last April, renowned New York Post photographer Anthony Causi passed away from complications of COVID-19. He was 48. Causi was famed for photographs across genres, but he was particularly known for his sports work, so it was cool to see the New York Yankees unveil a permanent tribute to him Friday (the day of their 2021 home opener):
Last April, our friend and esteemed New York Post photographer, Anthony Causi, passed away due to complications from COVID-19. A plaque in his honor now permanently hangs in the first base photo well. His family and friends were on-hand for the unveiling of the plaque today. pic.twitter.com/X3GlubDWFi
— New York Yankees (@Yankees) April 2, 2021
As Post editor-in-chief Stephen Lynch said around Causi’s passing last April, Causi leaves a large void:
“Anthony Causi was our colleague, our friend and a brilliant journalist,” Stephen Lynch, editor in chief of the newspaper, said. “He was, quite simply, one of the best sports photographers in New York City, capturing all the major moments of the past 25 years. Soft-spoken, funny, but most of all kind — he was respected by those he photographed and admired by those with whom he worked.
“The Post that you read, and the newsroom that we work in, are less colorful today because of his absence. Our hearts go out to his family, and we share their grief.”
There have been a lot of great journalists lost over the last year, some after battles with COVID-19 and some from other causes. It’s important to remember them, and it’s cool to see the Yankees deliver this kind of a permanent tribute for Causi. And that will keep his name in the mind of photographers there for years to come.
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