Thursday, 11 December 2008

Re Bob Elliott

Hometown scribe Bob Elliott got a write-up in the Kingston Whig-Standard today for his runner-up outcome for the J. G. Taylor Spink Award.

Elliott, a longtime Toronto Sun baseball writer, finished second to Nick Peters, 69, a San Francisco Giants beat writer for the Sacramento Bee, who retired last year.

The Whig-Standard story reads:

Kingston native and Sun Media baseball columnist Bob Elliott finished as runner-up yesterday in voting for the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, presented annually for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing."

Longtime San Francisco Giants beat writer Nick Peters, 69, who retired from the Sacramento Bee last year, will receive the award during the Hall of Fame induction ceremony in Cooperstown, N. Y., in July after earning 210 votes from the 447 ballots cast by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

The Toronto-based Elliott, who started his journalism career at the Kingston Whig-Standard in 1967, received 123 votes and Chicago's Dave Van Dyck received 107. Peters was runner-up for the Spink Award last year. Elliott received an achievement award from Sports Media Canada earlier this year.

San Francisco, Toronto and Chicago. Impressive showing for a Toronto Sun Family member. Take a bow, Bob.

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