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.
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.