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12/04/2012 6:17 PM ET

Phillies statement on Hagen winning 2013 J.G. Spink Award

”The Phillies are delighted to learn that Paul Hagen is the 2013 J. G. Taylor Spink Award recipient.  He is most deserving of this prestigious award.     

Paul has a tremendous affinity and respect for the game of baseball.  His incredible work ethic and consistently enjoyable writing style have served our game and its fans very well.  We heartily congratulate Paul on his well deserved selection and look forward to his induction in Cooperstown next July."

David Montgomery

Phillies President & CEO

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