2006 J. G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Rick Hummel

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.

Hired by the Post-Dispatch in 1971, Hummel becomes the third writer from the paper to be so honored, joining Bob Broeg and J. Roy Stockton.