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About the Award

The J.G. Taylor Spink Award, named after the late editor of The Sporting News, has been voted upon annually since 1962 when Spink himself was the recipient of the inaugural honor. The award honors a baseball writer (or writers) "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing" and is presented during Hall of Fame Weekend by that year's President of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Notable Winners

2009

Nick Peters

2010

Bill Madden

2011

Bill Conlin

2012

Bob Elliott

2013

Paul Hagen

2014

Roger Angell

Jury

The award is voted upon annually by the BBWAA, via a meeting and subsequent "show of hands" either at the preceding year's World Series or Winter Meetings. A nominee is recommended by the BBWAA's Screening Committee prior to the meeting

Monetary/Material Award Details

Each award recipient (not to be confused with an inductee) is presented with a certificate during Hall of Fame Weekend and is recognized in the "Scribes & Mikemen" exhibit in the Library of the National Baseball Hall of Fame.

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Contact Information

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum
25 Main Street
Cooperstown, NY 13326

Phone: 1-888-HALL-OF-FAME
607-547-7200
Fax: 607-547-2044

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Further Information http://baseballhall.org/museum/awards/j-g-taylor-spink
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