Angell: The baseball writer's writer

His graceful essays about the game are most worthy of Hall of Fame recognition

Originally Published: December 11, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

We baseball writers don't always get things right. After all, just last year, we didn't vote Craig Biggio into the Hall of Fame despite his 3,000 hits. And don't get me started (again) on our inconsistency regarding possible PED users.

But this week, we did get one right. We corrected a great injustice when we voted to give the annual J.G. Taylor Spink award for "meritorious contributions to baseball writing" to the greatest baseball writer of them all: Roger Angell.

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