Watch Bob Elliott's Spink Award acceptance speech

Congratulations are in order to longtime SABR member Bob Elliott, a sports writer for the Toronto Sun, who received his J.G. Taylor Spink Award on Saturday after being honored by the Baseball Writers Association of America.

Bob is the first Canadian writer to be honored and the ninth SABR member, joining Bill Madden (2010), Tracy Ringolsby (2005), Leonard Koppett (1992), Jerome Holtzman (1989), Jack Lang (1986), Allen Lewis (1981), Bob Broeg (1979) and Fred Lieb (1972).

Spink, the longtime editor and publisher of The Sporting News, was a 2011 recipient of SABR's Henry Chadwick Award, honoring baseball's greatest researchers, historians, statisticians, annalists and archivists. MLB Network will air highlights from the awards ceremony beginning at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Sunday.

Watch the video of Bob Elliott's Spink Award acceptance speech here (

Read the text of Elliott's Spink Award acceptance speech here (Toronto Sun)

This page was last updated July 23, 2012 at 6:35 pm MST.

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