I helped my folks in the rafters of their garage today and found my dad’s old typewriter from when he was a Dodgers beat writer back in ’76 and ’77. Story goes, he was at Spring Training with the Dodgers in Vero Beach, Florida in 1977 and he won the Shag Shaughnessy award for best Spring Training story or piece. Fred Claire, then the Dodgers Press Secretary, presented him with this award. The way he tells it was that all the other writers told Mr. Claire to give the award to “Daniel” because he needed a new typewriter. Great stuff but I tend to believe he won it on the merit of his work. He is a helluva writer.