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 August 27, 1972, the Oakland A’s acquire outfielder Matty Alou, who is batting .314, from the St. Louis Cardinals for two players. Alou’s clutch hitting in September will help the A’s hold off the Chicago White Sox for the American League West title. The A’s will eventually win the World Series.