1981 J.G. Taylor Spink Award Winner Bob Addie

Part of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK AWARD series

Reporter, columnist, bon vivant and raconteur, Bob Addie covered baseball for the Washington Times-Herald and Washington Post for close to 40 years.

Addie was known for his clean style, hilarious anecdotes, unabashed sentiment, red socks and dark glasses.

He never missed a day on the Washington Senators' beat for 20 years until the team left town in 1971.

A players' friend who wrote like a fan, accentuating the positive and winning affection among readers and subjects alike, Addie was a former President of the Baseball Writers' Association of America.

He was a recipient of a National Press Club Award and a highly-respected member of the Hall of Fame Committee on Baseball Veterans.

Addie passed away on Jan. 18, 1982.

Part of the J.G. TAYLOR SPINK AWARD series