Bob Elliott (sportswriter)
September 10, 1949|
|Occupation||Former sports columnist|
Bob Elliott (born September 10, 1949) is a Canadian former sports columnist, who covered professional baseball in Canada. He began in 1978 as a reporter for the Ottawa Citizen, covering the Montreal Expos, before leaving in late 1986 to cover the Toronto Blue Jays for the Toronto Sun. On June 1, 2016, Elliott announced his retirement.
He has written three books, including Hard Ball about George Bell, in 1990; The Ultimate Blue Jays Trivia Book, in 1993; and The Northern Game: Baseball The Canadian Way, in 2005. Elliott is also the mind behind the Canadian Baseball Network website, which tracks all active Canadian baseball players.
Elliott was awarded the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame's Jack Graney Award on December 17, 2010. His grandfather, Chaucer Elliott, is a member of the Hockey Hall of Fame. On December 6, 2011, he was named recipient of the 2012 J. G. Taylor Spink Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum. On February 4, 2015, Elliott was elected to the Canadian Baseball Hall of Fame. In 2016, Elliot was named to the Ontario Sports Hall of Fame as the winner of the Brian Williams Media Award.
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- "TSN Sportscasters Inducted into Ontario Sports Hall of Fame". www.sportscastermagazine.ca. Retrieved January 6, 2017.