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Name:    Spink, John George Taylor
Born/Started:     Nov. 06, 1888
Died/Ended:     Dec. 07, 1962
Description:    Taylor Spink took over publication of The Sporting News after the death of his father, Charles. He had joined the paper at the age of 18 as an office boy. He continued to devote the paper entirely to baseball. In addition to his publishing, he was also very involved in other aspects of baseball. He was the official scorer for 11 World Series and helped uncover the Black Sox scandal in 1919. He also published the Official Baseball Guide and the Baseball Register. Two months before his death in 1962, the Baseball Writers´ Association established a writer´s award in his name at the Hall of Fame. Taylor´s son, Johnson Spink, took over publication after his death and in the 1960s he changed to format of The Sporting News to cover all sports. [Final Resting Place, p. 99]

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