Just saw this one move. RIP. Death of a race horse was great reading. W.C. â€œBillâ€ Heinz, sportswriter who chronicled Ruth, World War II, dies at 93 BENNINGTON, Vt. (AP) â€” W.C. â€œBillâ€ Heinz, a sportswriter and author who witnessed the Normandy invasion on D-Day, covered some of the greatest sports events of the 1940s and helped write the book â€œMASH,â€ has died. He was 93. His daughter, Gayl Heinz of Amesbury, Mass., said he died early Wednesday in Bennington. The cause of death was not released. A New York native, he attended Middlebury College in the 1930s and then went on to become a reporter at the New York Sun. During World War II, he reported from Europe. After the war he covered sports, including Babe Ruthâ€™s emotional last appearance at Yankee Stadium in 1948. In the mid-60s, he helped Maine physician H. Richard Hornburger write the book about a mobile army surgical hospital in the Korean War.