Official Statement

Statement on Bill Conlin, winner of the 2011 J.G. Taylor Spink Award:

“We were shocked and saddened to learn of the allegations involving Bill Conlin and we extend our sympathies to everyone involved. This is a matter far more serious than baseball and, at this point, a matter best left to the proper authorities.”

— Bill Shaikin, Los Angeles Times
BBWAA President
Dec. 21, 2011