Ross Newhan (born c. 1937) is an American former sports writer, best known as a columnist for the Long Beach Press-Telegram and baseball writer for the Los Angeles Times . He began his career in 1961 and retired in 2004.
Newhan garnered the 1997 Associated Press Sports Editors Award for his story on the sale of the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 1998, he was inducted into the Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame.Newhan was the 2000 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, given annually by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA), and was honored during 2001 ceremonies at the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. He co-authored the book Coaching Baseball Successfully.
His son, David Newhan, is a former Major League Baseball player and coach.
Ronald Mark Blomberg, nicknamed Boomer, is an American former professional baseball player and minor league manager. He played in Major League Baseball as a designated hitter, first baseman, and right fielder. He played for the New York Yankees and Chicago White Sox (1978), and was the manager of the Bet Shemesh Blue Sox in the Israel Baseball League (2007). He was the first designated hitter in Major League Baseball history. He batted left-handed, and threw right-handed.
David Matthew Newhan, is an American former professional baseball utility player, who played in Major League Baseball (MLB) for five teams, during eight seasons. He batted left-handed and threw right-handed.
Delino Lamont DeShields, also nicknamed "Bop", is an American former professional baseball second baseman and current first base coach for the Cincinnati Reds. He played for thirteen seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) for the Montreal Expos, Los Angeles Dodgers, St. Louis Cardinals, Baltimore Orioles, and Chicago Cubs between 1990 and 2002. He managed the Louisville Bats in the Cincinnati Reds organization from 2012-2017. His son Delino DeShields Jr. played for the Cleveland Indians and his daughter Diamond DeShields plays for the Chicago Sky.
The BBWAA Career Excellence Award, formerly the J. G. Taylor Spink Award, is the highest award given by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). It is given "for meritorious contributions to baseball writing" and voted on annually by the BBWAA. Winners are typically announced in December, with the award presented during induction festivities of the Baseball Hall of Fame in July. Winners are not considered to be members of the Hall; they are not "inducted" or "enshrined", but are permanently recognized in an exhibit at the Hall's library.
Roger Kahn was an American author, best known for his 1972 baseball book The Boys of Summer.
Robert William Patrick Broeg was an American sportswriter.
Murray Chass is an American baseball blogger. He previously wrote for The New York Times and before that the Associated Press on baseball and sports legal and labor relations. In 2003 the Baseball Writers' Association of America honored him with the J. G. Taylor Spink Award where he is honored in Cooperstown, NY in the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. He took a buyout from the Times, along with Supreme Court writer Linda Greenhouse and dozens of others, in April 2008.
Stephen Allan Hertz is a former Major League Baseball player. He was also manager of the Tel Aviv Lightning in the Israel Baseball League. He attended the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida, and is Jewish.
Martin E. Appel, is an American public relations and sports management executive, television executive producer, and author.
John George Taylor Spink, commonly known as J. G. Taylor Spink or Taylor Spink, was the publisher of The Sporting News from 1914 until his death in 1962. He inherited the weekly American baseball newspaper from his father Charles Spink, younger brother of its founder Alfred H. Spink. In 1962, the Baseball Writers' Association of America established an annual J. G. Taylor Spink Award and named him the first recipient; Spink's name was removed from the award in February 2021 due to his history of supporting segregated baseball.
Jerome Holtzman was an American sportswriter known for his writings on baseball who served as the official historian for Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1999 until his death.
Marvin Goldklang is a minority owner of the New York Yankees and the majority owner of the Pittsfield (Mass.) Suns. He is also the principal owner of the Fort Myers Miracle, the Minnesota Twins' entry in the Class A Florida State League; Charleston RiverDogs, the New York Yankees’ affiliate in the Class A South Atlantic League, and the Hudson Valley Renegades, the Tampa Bay Rays’ affiliate in the short-season New York–Penn League. Since 2004, he has been in the Hall of Fame of the South Atlantic League. He was inducted in the Florida State League Hall of Fame in 2010, the New York Penn League Hall of Fame in 2018 and was elected to the board of trustees for Minor League Baseball in 2014.
Ira Berkow is an American sports reporter, columnist, and writer. He shared the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for National Reporting, which was awarded to the staff of The New York Times for their series How Race Is Lived in America.
Bob Hunter was a Los Angeles sportswriter for 58 years and the 1989 winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for distinguished baseball writing.
Paul Hagen is an American sports columnist who covers baseball.
Lawrence Allen "Larry" Ruttman is an American lawyer and author. He is best known for his two books of biographical cultural history, Voices of Brookline and American Jews and America's Game, and for his memoir, My Eighty-Two Year Love Affair with Fenway Park: From Teddy Ballgame to Mookie Betts.
Elections to the National Baseball Hall of Fame for 2021 proceeded according to rules most recently amended in 2016. As in the past, the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) voted by mail to select from a ballot of recently retired players. The results were announced on January 26, 2021, with no players receiving enough votes to be inducted.
Wendell Smith was an African American sportswriter who was influential in the choice of Jackie Robinson to become the first African American player in Major League Baseball in the 20th century.
The Southern California Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, in Beverly Hills, California, is a hall of fame dedicated to honoring American Jewish athletes, other sports personalities, and teams from Southern California who have distinguished themselves in sports.