Bob Elliott, the Toronto Sun's veteran baseball writer, is a nominee for induction into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009, says the London Free Press.
The paper says "Elliott is one of three writers nominated for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award and induction into the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009."
Elliott, 58, author of The Northern Game: Baseball The Canadian Way, has been a Sun sports staffer for 27 years and a baseball columnist since 1991.
Other nominees the Baseball Writers' Association of America will consider 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 MLB meetings.