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Encyclopedia > J. G. Taylor Spink Award

The J. G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) to its members. The award was instituted in 1962 and named after J. G. Taylor Spink, publisher of The Sporting News from 1914 to 1962, who was also the first recipient. official logo The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... // World Artistic Gymnastics Championships Mens all-around champion: Yuri Titov, USSR Womens all-around champion: Larissa Latynina, USSR Team competition champions: mens - Japan; womens - USSR Seventh European Championships, held from September 12 to September 16 in Belgrade, Yugoslavia August 29 — Asian Games Marathon, Jakarta, Indonesia Men... John George Taylor Spink (born October 6, 1888 in St. ... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper. ...


The Spink Award is awarded at the induction ceremonies of the Baseball Hall of Fame the year following the selection of the recipient. In recent years, the Hall of Fame has announced the finalists for the award and final vote totals. Previously, the results were kept secret. The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, located at 62 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests serving as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in the United States and beyond, the display of baseball-related...


Winners are not considered to be members of the Hall, but are permanently recognized in an exhibit at the Hall. If still living, winners also become life members of the Veterans Committee, which elects players whose eligibility for BBWAA consideration has ended, and is also the sole body that elects non-players for induction into the Hall. The Veterans Committee, officially the Committee on Baseball Veterans, is a committee of the National Baseball Hall of Fame that provides a second chance for Hall of Fame election to players passed over in regular Hall of Fame balloting. ...


Among the well-known Spink Award winners are Fred Lieb, Shirley Povich, Jerome Holtzman, Ring Lardner, Sam Lacy, and Peter Gammons. The 2007 award winner has been announced as the late Larry Whiteside of The Boston Globe, one of the pioneering African American writers. Fred Lieb (1888 - 1980) was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. ... Shirley Lewis Povich (July 15, 1905 – June 4, 1998) became a sports columnist and reporter for the Washington Post in 1923. ... Jerome Holtzman (born December 11, 1926 in Chicago, IL USA) is an award-winning baseball writer and since 1999 has been the official historian for Major League Baseball. ... Ringgold Wilmer Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 25, 1933) was an American sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... Peter Gammons (born April 9, 1945)[1][2]is a sportswriter, media personality and a National Baseball Hall of Fame honoree. ... Larry Sides Whiteside (September 19, 1937 - June 15, 2007)[1][2] was a pioneering African American journalist known for his coverage of baseball for a number of American newspapers, most notably The Boston Globe. ... The Boston Globe (and Boston Sunday Globe) is the most widely circulated daily newspaper in Boston, Massachusetts and New England. ...


Recipients of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award

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