Sheldon Ocker

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Sheldon Ocker is an American sportswriter.

Ocker attended Buchtel High School in Akron, Ohio, graduating in 1960. He attended Ohio State University, and graduated with a degree in political science in 1964. [1] He worked for one year at the Sandusky Register , and was hired by the Akron Beacon Journal in 1967. [2] For the Beacon Journal, he covered high school sports for three years, [1] the Cleveland Cavaliers for ten years, and covered the Cleveland Indians from 1981 through 2013. [3] He was the President of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in 1985. Ocker was named the 2018 winner of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award., [4] [5] inducting him into National Baseball Hall of Fame. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 https://www.ohio.com/akron/sports/indians/former-beacon-journal-indians-beat-reporter-sheldon-ocker-wins-j-g-spink-award
  2. https://www.ohio.com/akron/writers/sheldon-ocker-bio
  3. "Sheldon Ocker, Cleveland Indians long-time beat writer, wins J.G. Spink award". cleveland.com. December 12, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  4. "Sheldon Ocker wins Hall of Fame's Spink Award". USA Today. Associated Press. December 12, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  5. "Sheldon Ocker wins Hall of Fame's J.G. Taylor Spink Award". ESPN. December 12, 2017. Retrieved January 8, 2018.
  6. Lewis, Ryan (July 28, 2018). "Baseball Hall of Fame: Former Beacon Journal writer Sheldon Ocker honored with J.G. Taylor Spink Award". Ohio.com (Akron Beacon Journal). Retrieved June 12, 2019.