After 4 a long time of masking Main League Baseball, longtime author and ESPN expert Tim Kurkjian is the 2022 winner of the Baseball Writers Affiliation of Americas Profession Excellence Award (previously the J.G. Taylor Spink award).
The award, the highest honor awarded by the BBWAA, is offered out annual “for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.” Kurkjian, who turns 65 on Friday, will likely be acknowledged at Corridor of Fame events this summertime season.
Kurkjian began his composing profession in Texas the location he lined the Texas Rangers for the Dallas Morning Information from 1981 to 1985. He carried on to the Baltimore Solar in 1986 earlier than changing into an essential at Sports activities Illustrated in 1989. His weekly byline turned a must-read for baseball fans throughout the nation. His love, information and composing competence for the sport of baseball was– and nonetheless is– an exceptional high quality amongst players and good friends alike.
It was late in his tenure at SI that he joined ESPN, the location he however works, showing on Baseball Tonight and writing columns for ESPN.com. He is additionally authored 3 books with referral to baseball, with the latest one popping out in 2016.
” Baseball is the one language we spoke in my family rising up,” Kurkjian mentioned simply lately. “My dad was a very great participant, my siblings had been nice faculty gamers, that is all we discussed in my home. And I went to Walter Johnson Excessive Faculty, called after the very best pitcher of perpetuity.”.
Kurkjian finished from the College of Maryland in 1978, working for the Washington Star after which briefly for the Baltimore Information American earlier than changing into the Rangers beat author in 1981.