From SABR member David Laurila at FanGraphs on December 12, 2018:
Jayson Stark received a standing ovation from his BBWAA colleagues when it was announced that he is being honored with the J.G. Taylor Spink Award. The honor is well deserved. The award is given for meritorious contributions to baseball writing, and Stark, who currently writes for The Athletic, has been at the pinnacle of his profession for decades. (The National Baseball Hall of Fame announcement, which includes a snapshot of his career, can be found here.)
Following yesterday’s news, I asked Stark if he could share the story behind his love of writing with FanGraphs readers. Ever gracious, he told me the following.
Read the full article here: https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/jayson-stark-on-the-art-of-baseball-writing/
Originally published: December 12, 2018. Last Updated: December 12, 2018.