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 September 16, 1909, William Howard Taft becomes the first U.S. President to attend a major league game. President Taft watches Christy Mathewson and the New York Giants defeat the Cubs in Chicago, 2-1. Mathewson outduels another Hall of Famer, Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown.