|Hagen wins Spink Award for baseball writing|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 04 December 2012 07:39|
The Baseball Writers' Association of America announced the award Tuesday at the winter meetings. Hagen will be honored at the Hall of Fame's induction weekend July 26-29 in Cooperstown, N.Y.
The 61-year-old Hagen has spent nearly 40 years covering the game and won the award for ``meritorious contributions to baseball writing.'' He beat out Jim Hawkins and Russell Schneider in a vote by BBWAA members.
Hagen started his career covering the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1974 for the San Bernardino Sun-Telegram. He later covered the Texas Rangers for 10 years with the Dallas Times Herald and Fort Worth Star-Telegram, then joined the Philadelphia Daily News in 1987. He worked last season for MLB.com.