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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy has won the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing.

Shaughnessy received 185 of 417 votes from members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America. The late Furman Bisher of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution got 157 votes in balloting announced Tuesday and Juan Vene, a print and broadcast reporter for more than 60 years, received 74. There was one blank ballot.

Shaughnessy is the 67th winner of the award and will be honored during the Hall of Fame's induction weekend from July 22-25 in Cooperstown, New York.

The 62-year-old spent four years covering baseball for The Baltimore Evening Sun and The Washington Star, and has been with the Globe for 35 years. Known for the phrase "Red Sox Nation," Shaughnessy has written 12 books, including nine on baseball.

Former Globe colleagues Peter Gammons and Larry Whiteside also are Spinks winner.

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