Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Elliott on second

For the second consecutive year, veteran Toronto Sun baseball writer Bob Elliott is a Hall of Fame finalist, one of three nominated this week by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Finalists for the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing are Elliott; Joe Giuliotti, a retired writer of the Boston Herald; and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News.

The winner will be announced in December.

Last year, Elliott ran second to Nick Peters, 69, a San Francisco Giants beat writer for the Sacramento Bee, who retired in 2007. Chicago's Dave Van Dyck was third.

No Canadian sports writer has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award since it was first awarded in 1962.

Toronto Sun colleagues and readers will be cheering Elliott on in December hoping for another Canadian first for the record books.

1 comment:

  1. Bob Elliott is a shining jewel in the Sun's crown, and has been for decades. What he brings to the Sun's sports page is immeasurable. He is an asset to be appreciated and admired and respected. Having worked with Bob for many years i can tell you he's a true professional.