Henry Chadwick Award: Lyle Spatz

By Mark Armour

This article was published in the Spring 2017 Baseball Research Journal.

A profile of 2017 Henry Chadwick Award winner Lyle Spatz. Lyle Spatz was a devoted fan of baseball and his hometown Dodgers by 1946, which was just in time to bear witness to one of history’s most storied teams. Jackie Robinson came to Brooklyn the next season, and Lyle attended his first game at Ebbets Field on July 5, 1947. Though his team lost that day, the Dodgers recovered to win the pennant, and Lyle’s passion for the game was further . . .

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