Paul Hagen Spink Award Ballcap Cooperstown
Paul Hagen Spink Award Ballcap Cooperstown. New.
The J.G. Taylor Spink Award, named after the late editor of the Sporting News, has been voted upon annually since 1962 when Spink himself was the recipient of the inaugural honor.
The award honors a baseball writer (or writers) "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing" and is presented during Hall of Fame Weekend by that year's President of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).
Sportsnet December 5, 2012
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the selection at the winter meetings. Hagen will be honoured at the Hall of Fame’s induction weekend July 26-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
"Congrats Paul Hagen, Bound for Cooperstown as the BBWAA’s Spink Award winner. Truly a pleasure my friend talking baseball all these years!" All-Star outfielder Shane Victorino tweeted.
The 61-year-old Hagen has spent nearly 40 years covering the game. He beat out Jim Hawkins and Russell Schneider in a vote by BBWAA members.
Hagen started his baseball career covering the Dodgers in 1974 for the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram. He later covered the Texas Rangers for 10 years with the Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, then joined the Philadelphia Daily News in 1987.
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