Toronto Sun columnist Bob Elliott has become the first Canadianwriter to win the Hall of Fame’s J.G. Taylor Spink Award.The Baseball Writers’ Association of America announced the awardTuesday at the baseball winter meetings. The 62-year-old Elliottwill be honored during the induction ceremonies at Cooperstown inJuly.Elliott has spent more than 30 years covering the game inCanada. The annual award is presented for ”meritoriouscontributions to baseball writing.”Elliott drew 205 votes from the 455 ballots cast. Philadelphiasports writer Paul Hagen was second with 169 and Cleveland writerRussell Schneider was third with 81.
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