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Saturday, October 26, 2013

LaVelle E. Neal III to head BBWAA

Congrats to LaVelle E. Neal III and Jose de Jesus Ortiz!

LaVelle E. Neal III of the Minneapolis Star Tribune has become the first black reporter to head the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.

The 48-year-old Neal, who has covered baseball for the paper since 1998, was elected Saturday at the BBWAA’s World Series meeting to succeed Susan Slusser of the San Francisco Chronicle. Slusser was the first woman to head the organization, which was founded in 1908.

Jose de Jesus Ortiz of the Houston Chronicle was elected vice president, putting him in line to become president next October.

Repoz Posted: October 26, 2013 at 05:34 PM | 6 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Dag Nabbit at ExactlyAsOld.com Posted: October 26, 2013 at 05:56 PM (#4584181)
Isn't this Gleeman's favorite Minnesota sportswriter?
   2. JRVJ Posted: October 26, 2013 at 06:53 PM (#4584215)
And yet they write that there's not enough African Americans in baseball....
   3. Jose is El Absurd Pollo Posted: October 26, 2013 at 07:04 PM (#4584225)
Isn't he one of the morons who didn't give Pedro a top ten vote in 1999? Fortunately I don't hold grudges.
   4. God Posted: October 26, 2013 at 07:20 PM (#4584236)
Yeah, I think the only reason anyone knows Neal's name is because he singlehandedly hijacked the 1999 MVP from Pedro. Pretty shady that the BBWAA now has a president who is best known for openly flouting the BBWAA's own rules.
   5. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: October 27, 2013 at 03:21 AM (#4585207)
Neal's reign will be notorious for its cruelty.
   6. What did Billy Ripken have against ElRoy Face? Posted: October 27, 2013 at 12:28 PM (#4585449)
Are we sure he was born in America?

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