Hall Of Fame: Tom Gage Named Spink Award Winner

No old-timers made it yesterday, but a baseball writer was selected for the writers’ wing of the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame on Tuesday:

That’s a Tweet dripping with sentimentality and warmth, isn’t it? The link just takes you to the BBWAA website, which has no news of Gage’s selection.

Luckily, the Detroit News exists and has nice things to say about Gage:

He’s covered games in 54 ballparks, and figures he’s written more than 11 million words and covered more than 5,000 games, including five no-hitters — and one night game in Boston, after undergoing a root canal in the morning.

“I’ve admired and respected Tom from the time I started covering the Twins as a daily beat writer 1994,” said Bleacher Report national baseball writer Scott Miller, a native of Monroe. “His writing, his reporting and his genuine kindness were always an inspiration. His knowledge and passion for the game are unsurpassed.

“Whenever I saw Tom in the press box, it was going to be a good day. He has been a gift to Michiganders who love the best game there is, myself included.”

By the way, Gage beat out Dan Shaughnessy.

Oh, and the Baseball Writers’ Association of America has a lousy website.

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