BBWAA Career Excellence Award

Tim Kurkjian awarded BBWAA’s top honor

Tim Kurkjian, who has hit for the cycle as a baseball writer – newspaper beat coverage, magazine writing, Internet essayist, television reporter/analyst – and found the time to author three books, was elected the 2022 winner of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award. He will be honored with the award that…


Dick Kaegel wins BBWAA’s highest honor

Dick Kaegel, who covered the beats of Missouri’s two Major League Baseball teams for decades, was elected the BBWAA Career Excellence Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. His career will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to…


Nick Cafardo wins Career Excellence Award

Nick Cafardo, who informed and entertained New England’s passionate baseball fan base for more than 35 years up to the last day of his life, was elected the 2020 winner of the BBWAA Career Excellence Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. His career will be honored…


Jayson Stark honored with Spink Award

Jayson Stark, who for more than four decades has exhibited passion and humor in equal measure in his baseball coverage, was elected the 2019 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with the award that is presented…


Longtime Indians beat writer Sheldon Ocker honored with 2018 Spink Award

Sheldon Ocker, who covered the Cleveland Indians for 33 seasons, was elected the 2018 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing”…



Boston Globe columnist Dan Shaugnessy wins 2016 Spink Award

Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy, who has been a major voice on baseball in New England and nationally for 35 years, was elected the 2016 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with the award that…


Longtime Tigers beat writer Tom Gage honored with Spink Award

Tom Gage, the Detroit News’ traveling beat writer on the Tigers for 36 years, was elected the 2015 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with the award that is presented annually to a sportswriter “for meritorious…


Roger Angell of the New Yorker honored with Spink Award

Roger Angell, a senior editor at The New Yorker magazine who has been writing about baseball for more than 50 years, was elected the 2014 winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award in balloting by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. He will be honored with the award that is…