1988 J. G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Bob Hunter

Bob Hunter

On November 11, 1943, Bob Hunter quit law school to take advantage of an opportunity to go to work for the Los Angeles Examiner, the beginning of a long-time association with the Hearst chain. Subsequent employers occasioned by mergers and "retirement" included the Herald Examiner, the Valley News and the Los Angeles Daily News.

During his long career, Hunter covered the lead sports stories and wrote a column, "Bobbin' Around". He also authored the script for the Laraine Day/Leo Durocher TV series, "Double Play With Durocher Day."

When the Dodgers moved to Los Angeles in 1958 Hunter was elected the first chairman of the city's chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). He was later re-elected chairman of the Anaheim/LA branch and also served as national chairman of the BBWAA. Hunter was honored with the appointment of official scorer for four World Series and four All-Star Games. He was represented in the "Best Sport Stories of the Year" for 25 consecutive years.