Hugh Fullerton

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Hugh Stuart Fullerton

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Hugh Fullerton was a sportswriter from the late 19th century through the 1930s. He is best known for uncovering the Black Sox Scandal in the 1919 World Series. He started as a sportswriter in Cincinnati, OH in 1893 before moving to Chicago, IL as a sportswriter in 1899.

Fullerton was one of the founders of the Baseball Writers' Association of America, in 1908. He was a posthumous recipient of the J.G. Taylor Spink Award for meritorious contributions to baseball writing, in 1964. He was the third recipient of the award: J.G. Taylor Spink, the eponymous first recipient, died shortly after being honored in 1962, and the second winner, Ring Lardner, was also named posthumously. The practice of honoring still-active writers did not start until later.

Fullerton's son, Hugh Fullerton Jr., was a writer for the Associated Press for 38 years.

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