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The J.G. Taylor Spink Award is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers Association of America 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. Founded in 1908 as the Baseball Writers Association of America, the BBWAA is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers and magazines. ... See also: 1961 in sports, other events of 1962, 1963 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fireball Roberts won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Rodger Ward USAC Racing - Rodger Ward won the season championship Formula One Championship - Graham... The Sporting News (TSN) is an American-based sports newspaper, currently affiliated with the Fox network. ...


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 25 Main Street in Cooperstown, New York, United States, is a semi-official museum operated by private interests that serves as the central point for the study of the history of baseball in North America, the display of baseball-related...


Among the well-known Spink Award winners are Fred Lieb, Shirley Povich, Jerome Holtzman, Ring Lardner, and Sam Lacy. Peter Gammons of ESPN won the award in 2004. Jump to: navigation, search 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. ... Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 27, 1933) was a 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) is a sportswriter and media personality. ... ESPN, formerly an abbreviation of Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


Recipients of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award

See also: 1961 in sports, other events of 1962, 1963 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fireball Roberts won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Rodger Ward USAC Racing - Rodger Ward won the season championship Formula One Championship - Graham... See also: 1962 in sports, 1964 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Tiny Lund won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Joe Weatherly Indianapolis 500 - Parnelli Jones USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jimmy Clark of Great... Ring Lardner (March 6, 1885 - September 27, 1933) was a sports columnist and short story writer best known for his satirical takes on the sports world, marriage, and the theatre. ... See also: 1963 in sports, other events of 1964, 1965 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - A.J. Foyt USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One... See also: 1964 in sports, 1966 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Fred Lorenzen wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Ned Jarrett Indianapolis 500 - Jimmy Clark USAC Racing - Mario Andretti Formula One Champion - Jimmy Clark of Great Britain 24 hours of Le... See also: 1965 in sports, 1967 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Graham Hill USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Australia 24 hours of Le... Grantland Rice (November 1, 1880–July 13, 1954) was an early 20th century American sportswriter. ... See also: 1966 in sports, 1968 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Mario Andretti wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship — Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 — A.J. Foyt USAC Racing — A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Champion — New Zealand 24... Damon Runyon Damon Runyon (October 4, 1884 - December 10, 1946) was a newspaperman and writer. ... See also: 1967 in sports, 1969 in sports and the list of years in sports. General sporting events 1968 Summer Olympics takes place in Mexico City, Mexico United States wins the most medals (107), and the most gold medals (45). ... See also: 1968 in sports, other events of 1969, 1970 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: LeeRoy Yarborough won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - David Pearson Indianapolis 500 - Mario Andretti USAC Racing - Mario Andretti won the season championship Formula One Championship - Jackie... See also: 1969 in sports, other events of 1970, 1971 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Pete Hamilton won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Isaac Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1970 in sports, other events of 1971, 1972 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1971 in sports, 1973 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: A.J. Foyt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Mark Donohue USAC Racing - Joe Leonard won the season championship Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of... Jump to: navigation, search Fred Lieb (1888 - 1980) was an American sportswriter and baseball historian. ... See also: 1972 in sports, other events of 1973, 1974 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty wins the Daytona 500 in which singer Marty Robbins made his first appearance as a driver. ... Warren Brown was a long-time sportswriter in Chicago, Illinois. ... See also: 1973 in sports, other events of 1974, 1975 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty IROC Championship - inaugural year won by Mark Donohue Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Bobby Unser... See also: 1974 in sports, 1976 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Benny Parsons won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser USAC Racing - A.J. Foyt won the season championship Formula One Championship - Austria 24 hours of... Shirley Lewis Povich (July 15, 1905 – June 4, 1998) became a sports columnist and reporter for the Washington Post in 1923. ... See also: 1975 in sports, other events of 1976, 1977 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: February 15David Pearson won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford USAC Racing - Gordon Johncock won the season championship Formula One Championship... Walter Wellesley Smith (b. ... See also: 1976 in sports, other events of 1977, 1978 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Cale Yarborough Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 USAC Racing - Tom Sneva wins the season championship Indianapolis 500 - won by A.J. Foyt. ... See also: 1977 in sports, 1979 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto racing USAC - A J Foyt won final season championship under USAC. CART, Championship Auto Racing Teams open wheel racing established in the United States. ... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 1978 in sports, other events of 1979, 1980 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Richard Petty Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing (replaced USAC): Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500... See also: 1979 in sports, other events of 1980, 1981 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Buddy Baker won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Johnny Rutherford won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Johnny Rutherford Formula One Champion - Alan... See also: 1980 in sports, other events of 1981, 1982 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Richard Petty won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Unser Formula One Champion - Nelson... See also: 1981 in sports, 1983 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Rick Mears won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Gordon Johncock Formula One Champion - Finland 24 hours of Le... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 1982 in sports, other events of 1983, 1984 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Bobby Allison Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 CART Racing - Al Unser won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Tom Sneva... See also: 1983 in sports, other events of 1984, 1985 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Cale Yarborough won the Daytona 500 Richard Petty won the 200th (and final) race of his career on July 4. ... See also: 1984 in sports, other events of 1985, 1986 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Darrell Waltrip Ken Schrader enters NASCAR CART Racing - Al Unser Sr won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Danny... See also: 1985 in sports, 1987 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Geoff Bodine won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Bobby Rahal Formula One Championship - France 24 hours of Le Mans: the team of... See also: 1986 in sports, other events of 1987, 1988 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bill Elliott won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Bobby Rahal won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Sr. ... See also: 1987 in sports, 1989 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Bobby Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bill Elliott CART Racing - Danny Sullivan won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Brazil 24 hours of Le... See also: 1988 in sports, other events of 1989, 1990 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Darrell Waltrip won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Rusty Wallace CART Racing - season championship won by Emerson Fittipaldi Indianapolis 500 - Emerson Fittipaldi Formula One Championship - Alain... See also: 1989 in sports, other events of 1990, 1991 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Derrike Cope won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Al Unser, Jr. ... See also: 1990 in sports, other events of 1991, 1992 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ernie Irvan won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - Michael Andretti won the season championship Indianapolis 500 - Rick Mears Formula One Championship - Ayrton... See also: 1991 in sports, other events of 1992, 1993 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Davey Allison won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Alan Kulwicki CART Racing - season championship won by Bobby Rahal Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... Leonard Koppett (born 15 September 1923 in Moscow, died 22 June 2003 in San Francisco) was one of the most prolific and influential sportswriters of the 20th century. ... See also: 1992 in sports, 1994 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt Two top NASCAR drivers--Alan Kulwicki, the 1992 series champion, and Davey Allison, were killed in aviation accidents. ... See also: 1993 in sports, other events of 1994, 1995 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Earnhardt CART Racing - season championship won by Al Unser, Jr Indianapolis 500 - Al Unser, Jr. ... See also: 1994 in sports, 1996 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Sterling Marlin won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon CART racing - season championship won by Jacques Villeneuve Indianapolis 500 - Jacques Villeneuve. ... See also: 1995 in sports, other events of 1996, 1997 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Terry Labonte Rusty Wallace wins the Suzuka NASCAR Thunder 100 at Suzuka City November 24, the first NASCAR... See also: 1996 in sports, other events of 1997, 1998 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon is the youngest driver ever to win the Daytona 500 on February 16 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Arie Luyendyk... See also: 1997 in sports, 1999 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Earnhardt won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Jeff Gordon Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Eddie Cheever CART Racing - Alex Zanardi won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland 24... See also: 1998 in sports, 2000 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Jeff Gordon won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Dale Jarrett Indy Racing League - Indianapolis 500 - Kenny Brack CART Racing - Juan Pablo Montoya won the season championship Formula One Championship - Finland... See also: 1999 in sports, 2001 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Dale Jarrett won the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Bobby Labonte Indy Racing League - Buddy Lazier won the season championship Indianapolis 500- Juan Pablo Montoya CART Racing - Gil de Ferran won... Jump to: navigation, search See also: 2000 in sports, other events of 2001, 2002 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip won the Daytona 500, a race that also saw the death of seven-time NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt in an... Joseph Francis Falls (b. ... See also: 2001 in sports, 2003 in sports and the list of years in sports. Auto Racing Stock car racing: Ward Burton wins the Daytona 500 NASCAR Championship - Tony Stewart Indy Racing League - Sam Hornish Jr. ... See also: 2002 in sports, other events of 2003, 2004 in sports and the list of years in sports. // Auto Racing Stock car racing: Michael Waltrip wins rain-shortened Daytona 500 Winston Cup Championship won by Matt Kenseth for Ford. ... See also: 2003 in sports, other events of 2004, 2005 in sports, list of years in sports. // Events On January 28, International Olympic Committee Vice-President Kim Un-yong is arrested on charges of corruption in Seoul. ... Peter Gammons (born April 9, 1945) is a sportswriter and media personality. ...

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