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.
- Related link: At SportsNet.ca, Shi Davidi wrote about Elliott being honored in Cooperstown, and solicited remembrances from Blue Jays players, managers and broadcasters
Originally published: July 23, 2012. Last Updated: July 23, 2012.