Henderson, Rice make it into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Jan. 12 (UPI) -- Base-stealing whiz Rickey Henderson and power-hitting Jim Rice have been elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame, officials announced Monday.

Seattle's Niehaus wins Frick Award

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Dave Niehaus, who has broadcast Seattle Mariners games since the team began play in 1977, has been selected to receive the Ford C. Frick Award.

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A roundup of top sports stories.

Uecker headed to Hall of Fame

MILWAUKEE, March 13 (UPI) -- Bob Uecker, the longtime Milwaukee Brewers radio announcer, was honored Thursday with the Ford Frick Award for contributions to baseball broadcasting.

Ozzie Smith inducted into Hall of Fame

COOPERSTOWN, N.Y., July 28 (UPI) -- Ozzie Smith, whose spectacular defense is the barometer by which all shortstops are measured, was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in an emotional ceremo
J.G. Taylor Spink
National Baseball Hall of Fame's newest award winner of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award, ESPN's Peter Gammons, addresses the crowd during induction ceremonIes at the Clark Sports Center in Cooperstown, NY on July 31, 2005. (UPI Photo/Bill Greenblatt)

John George Taylor Spink (October 6, 1888 - December 7, 1962) was the publisher of The Sporting News from 1914 to 1962.

Born in St. Louis, Missouri, he inherited the newspaper from his father and ran it from April 22, 1914 until his death. During his tenure, Spink expanded the paper's coverage from just baseball to include other sports, particularly boxing and football.

Following his death, the Baseball Writers Association of America inaugurated the J. G. Taylor Spink Award in his honor, awarded annually at the induction ceremonies of the Baseball Hall of Fame; Spink was the first recipient. The annual award is given for meritorious service in baseball coverage in print.

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