Baseball Writers' Association of America

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The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers, magazines and qualifying websites.wikipedia
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Joe S. Jackson

They included Joe S. Jackson, who became the association's first president.
He was the founder and first president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, holding the office from 1908 to 1919.

Hugh Fullerton

Also selected as officers were Irving E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune, syndicated columnist Hugh Fullerton, and Boston Globe baseball writer Tim Murnane A second meeting was held in New York City in December; Sanborn decided he could not serve as an officer at that time, and he was replaced by William Weart of the Philadelphia Times.
He was one of the founders of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Sy Sanborn

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Also selected as officers were Irving E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune, syndicated columnist Hugh Fullerton, and Boston Globe baseball writer Tim Murnane A second meeting was held in New York City in December; Sanborn decided he could not serve as an officer at that time, and he was replaced by William Weart of the Philadelphia Times.
In addition, Sanborn was one of the organizers of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, being one of the forty-three founding members of that organization established in 1908.

Veterans Committee

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The Hall of Fame also empowers the BBWAA's Historical Overview Committee, made up of 11 or 12 veteran BBWAA members, to formulate the annual ballot for the Veterans Committee.
Originally, it referenced the National Baseball Hall of Fame Committee to Consider Managers, Umpires, Executives and Long-Retired Players; a former voting committee of the U.S. Baseball Hall of Fame that provided an opportunity for Hall of Fame enshrinement to all individuals who are eligible for induction but ineligible for consideration by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Cy Young Award

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The BBWAA also votes annually for the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award, Cy Young Award, Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, and Manager of the Year Award in each of the two major leagues.
Each league's award is voted on by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, with one representative from each team.

Major League Baseball Manager of the Year Award

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The BBWAA also votes annually for the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award, Cy Young Award, Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, and Manager of the Year Award in each of the two major leagues.
The winner is voted on by 30 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

The Boston Globe

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Also selected as officers were Irving E. Sanborn of the Chicago Tribune, syndicated columnist Hugh Fullerton, and Boston Globe baseball writer Tim Murnane A second meeting was held in New York City in December; Sanborn decided he could not serve as an officer at that time, and he was replaced by William Weart of the Philadelphia Times.
In 2004, Gammons was selected as the 56th recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award for outstanding baseball writing, given by the BBWAA, and was honored at the Baseball Hall of Fame on July 31, 2005.

Major League Baseball Most Valuable Player Award

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The BBWAA also votes annually for the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award, Cy Young Award, Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, and Manager of the Year Award in each of the two major leagues. Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award
Since 1931, it has been awarded by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Major League Baseball All-Time Team

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In 1997, a 36-member BBWAA panel selected the Major League Baseball All-Time Team.
The team, announced by Classic Sports Network in conjunction with the events celebrated around the 1997 Major League Baseball All-Star Game, were chosen by a panel of 36 members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America in a first- and second-place Borda count voting system.

Major League Baseball Rookie of the Year Award

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The BBWAA also votes annually for the Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award, Cy Young Award, Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award, and Manager of the Year Award in each of the two major leagues.
In Major League Baseball, the Rookie of the Year Award is annually given to one player from each league as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum

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In addition, BBWAA members also elect players to the National Baseball Hall of Fame, which is the organization's most public function.
Players are currently inducted into the Hall of Fame through election by either the Baseball Writers' Association of America (or BBWAA), or the Veterans Committee, which now consists of four subcommittees, each of which considers and votes for candidates from a separate era of baseball.

Edgar Martínez Award

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In or about 2000, the BBWAA took over the voting responsibility for the Edgar Martínez Award, given each year to the outstanding designated hitter in the American League.
The Associated Press discontinued the award in 2000, but it was picked up by the Baseball Writers' Association of America, which has administered it since.

Babe Ruth Award

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Babe Ruth Award (postseason MVP since 2007; was awarded to the MVP of the World Series from 1949 to 2006)
The award was created by the New York City chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA).

Dick Young (sportswriter)

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New York Player of the Year Award (formerly the Sid Mercer–Dick Young Player of the Year Award)
He was elected to the writers' wing of the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1978, and was a former president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame and Museum

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Cincinnati: Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame (voting by Cincinnati chapter since 1998)
In, Reds executive John Allen revived the inductions and turned over voting to the local chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, which also votes annually for the team's Most Valuable Player and pitcher.

Roger Angell

The award is open to both BBWAA members and nonmembers, but only one winner—Roger Angell of The New Yorker, the 2014 recipient—had never been a BBWAA member in his career.
He was named the 2014 recipient of the J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the Baseball Writers' Association of America on December 10, 2013.

Montreal Expos Player of the Year

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Montreal: Montreal Expos Player of the Year (discontinued in 2004)
The Montreal Expos Player of the Year award was voted by the Montreal chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) at the end of each season, until the Montreal Expos moved to Washington, D.C., US, following the season.

Press box

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The organization's primary function is to work with Major League Baseball and individual teams to assure clubhouse and press-box access for BBWAA members.
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Sports journalism

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The Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA) is a professional association for baseball journalists writing for daily newspapers, magazines and qualifying websites.
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Susan Slusser

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During the 2012 World Series, the Association elected its first female president, Susan Slusser, of the San Francisco Chronicle.
She was the first woman to serve as president of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Detroit Tigers award winners and league leaders

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Detroit: Tiger of the Year (since 1965)
The following players were selected as "Tiger of the Year" by the Detroit chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

William J. Slocum

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William J. Slocum–Jack Lang Award (for long and meritorious service)
He was one of the organizers of the New York chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Duke Snider

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Willie, Mickey and the Duke Award (to a group of players forever linked in baseball history)
Snider finished second to teammate Roy Campanella in the 1955 Most Valuable Player (MVP) balloting conducted by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Pedro Gomez (journalist)

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He is primarily a baseball reporter and is also a member of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

Kenesaw Mountain Landis

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Kenesaw Mountain Landis Most Valuable Player Award
The Baseball Writers' Association of America renamed its Most Valuable Player Awards after Landis.