Salsinger is recognized as one of the greatest baseball writers of all time. He served as sports editor of The Detroit News from 1909 until his death in 1958. Salsinger became the foremost authority on the the life and legend of Ty Cobb. He covered every World Series for 50 years and served as the President of the Baseball Writers Association of America. In addition to baseball, he covered football, golf, tennis and major boxing matches of his day. Salsinger also covered the 1932 and 1936 Olympic Games. He was enshrined in the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1968 and the Michigan Media Hall of Fame 1971. Inducted into the Michigan Sports Hall of Fame in 2002.