Rick Hummel, who has covered baseball and the Cardinals for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch for 24 years as a beat writer and five as a columnist, was named the recipient of the 2006 J.G. Taylor Spink Award.
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On April 17, 1929, future Hall of Famer Babe Ruth marries actress Claire Hodgson in a ceremony that is held at five o’ clock in the morning. Playing the next day, the New York Yankees’ slugger hits a home run against Red Ruffing of the Boston Red Sox and tips his cap in the direction of Claire, who is seated in the stands.