Longtime St. Louis Post-Dispatch sportswriter, Joe Strauss, passed away in December 2015 at the age of 54 after a courageous battle fighting leukemia. Joe served as a Cardinals beat writer and general sports columnist during his 14 years at the newspaper.
Joe was described by his colleague Derrick Goold as "a relentless reporter and fearless writer who earned respect throughout baseball's press boxes and clubhouses for his distinctive voice and incisive coverage of the game."
An award winning writer, Joe spent nearly three decades covering baseball. Joe continued to work after he was diagnosed with cancer. He is survived by his wife, Diana Minardi Strauss, and their daughter Alexis.