Saturday, 19 July 2008

Bob Elliott 2

Updated: Link to Bill Lankhof column on Bob
Colleagues of veteran Toronto Sun baseball writer Bob Elliott are congratulating the Baseball Hall of Fame writers wing nominee.

"Bob is one of the greatest baseball writers and we're proud of him," Rob Lamberti, veteran Sun crime reporter, says in an e-mail to TSF.

Elliott is one of three nominees for the 2009 J.G. Taylor Spink Award and entry into the writers wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Win or lose, as a nominee Elliott, 58, is in some heady Baseball Hall of Fame company, as evident in the the list of previous winners dating back to the first award to Spink in 1962 and including Ring Lardner and Damon Runyon.

The former Ottawa Citizen sports writer began covering the Jays for the Sun in 1987 and has been a Sun baseball columnist since 1991.

Also nominated are Nick Peters of the Sacramento Bee and Dave Van Dyck of the Chicago Tribune. The winner will be announced in December during the winter baseball meetings in Las Vegas.

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